So the first installment in the "Sewing In Art" series:
This is a book scan from the Tacuina Sanitatis, a 14th century book on health and well being. The description reads "Linen Clothing".
The fabric, if it's proportional looks to be a very narrow bolt - and look at the size of those shears! Also, proportionally, the figures sitting and sewing seem to be smaller than the ones standing. I wonder if this signifies status or importance. Notice that the girl sitting with her back to us in the green dress is wearing her differently to the other women. I wonder if she is younger, perhaps some kind of apprentice?
See lady standing in the white gown? I wondered at first if she was a teacher, but I think she's the customer! The fabric of her dress looks similar to the fabric on the table, and the stuff being worked on by the seated ladies.
Now if I can just figure out why this house of couture is perched on the edge of a cliff! ;)
So... what do you see in this picture?