I made these patches for my laurel and her husband when they became prince and princess of Northsheild (so it was a while ago :-) ) They are reproductions of originals from the 6th century. The angel patches were worked from the original, which is in the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece (it was two blocks from my house). I even got to go back into the museum library and use the original publication for research! The partridge patch is from an original which is in Trier. For this one I worked from pictures in various books. Both were done using silk embroidery thread. All of it is in split stitch except for the outside border of the partridge patch. The Angel patches won the early period competition at Pennsic and the partridge patch won the last a&s fair (before we switched to the year long competition format). Anyhow, thought I'd throw these up here! If anyone is interested I can post photos of the original ones too.