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.