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Embroidery

Fine silk and gold embroidery was another socially acceptable pastime for women of all classes.

Just as many women today enjoy sewing for pleasure and not because they need to, the medieval woman also enjoyed fine embroidery and it was considered among a woman's finest achievements if she was accomplished at embroidery.

Although this could also be a more practical employment for wages, most women were able to demonstrate their fine needlework on veils, bags, belts, garters and girdles. Much of this kind of embroidery was done for enjoyment.

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