This is a embroidery technique I saw in the Bork Havn Viking museum and it is used in the Bork tapetet. The Bork tapetet is inspired by the Bayeux tapestry and it took more than three years to make. First you put an outline stitch around the area you want to embroider.
Than you put in the long threads followed by the short ones.
Than you embroider them together with a small stitch on the the cloth.
In this picture this technique is used to make the dresses.
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