HNW - Bargello questions

Cynthia J Ley cley at juno.com
Wed Aug 5 23:36:31 PDT 1998


Thank you so much for your help and encouragement! I'll be looking stuff
up! :-)



					Arlys


On Wed, 5 Aug 1998 10:21:34 -0400 Mike Newell <72123.411 at compuserve.com>
writes:
>Dear Arlys-
>
><3. Was it always done in wool? Being allergic to wool, I'm doing mine 
>in multi-ply silk, which has a lovely result if you've never tried it. >
>
>I taught myself using all 6 strands of DMC on 14 or 18 count aida. It 
>has a lovely silky look!

I've been doing 6 strand on canvas. fills beautifully and looks great!

>IMO one of the best books on the subject is "Florentine Embroidery" by
>Barbara Snook. She admits (as many other authors do ) that the origin 
>of it
>can't be pinned down too solidly. However, the stitching is similar to 
>the
>earlier Opus Teutonicum, which is a counted satin stitch. Have you 
>seen
>Master Richard Wymarc's wonderful research and patterns? He has a web 
>page
>and has done a Compleat Anachronist on the subject. Most of the extant
>works he found were bags or cushions. I've also seen bargello  on 
>undated
>English samplers and early 17th century samplers. 
>
>I think a purse could be counted as a sort of "upholstery" or "movable
>goods". . Go ahead, do one in silk and dazzle everyone! :-)

8)

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