The 100+ patterns in this book have been culled mostly from fabrics and architectural decorations. The carefully restored images provide a wealth of inspiration for today's designers. English Gothic stained glass windows were an important feature of English Gothic architecture, which appeared between the late 12th and late 16th centuries.They evolved from narrow windows filled with a mosaic of deeply-coloured pieces of glass into gigantic windows that filled entire walls, with a full range of colours and more naturalistic figures. Both the Border stencils and the Repeat Pattern stencils show examples of both the simpler medieval style and the more complex Gothic.
There are designs which would have decorated the shields of Medieval knights and rich Damask patterns which would have been used for both dress and furnishing fabrics. Gothic was a popular typeface style in the middle ages from 1200-1500. The term originated from the Italians who used it to refer to the "barbaric" letterforms of Blackletter. Gothic and Mystical cross stitch pattern, Bundle set of 4 patterns, Easy level counted cross stitch chart, instant download PDF chart CrossStitchingLovers.