HNW - HNW blackwork or embroidery??

Mike Newell 72123.411 at compuserve.com
Mon Aug 3 11:01:07 PDT 1998


Dear Cecilia-

I *think* the List had a discussion about how backsides of historical
needlework weren't always gorgeous and exact.Or was that on another 
listserve??

Joan Edwards (former Keeper of Textiles at the Museum of Costume,  Bath) in
her little book on  blackwork says that the backsides of items done in
blackwork  were often rather sloppy. What a relief! <g>

- --Kathryn
SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
"too many centuries...too little time"
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