HNW - Heart of Cross Stitch Festival
skinner02 at sprynet.com
Fri Jul 2 08:01:46 PDT 1999
I'm really looking forward to our class. The one thing you probably need
that won't be mentioned in your advance material from the Heart folks is a
hoop or small frame to do a little stitching in. We mostly work on design
layout of the coif if you want to do an entire coif. Then most folks worked
on a bit of the coif design in actual size or an enlarged bit and practiced
braid stitch with some different fibers. They felt the lack of a hoop or
q-snaps or small frame. You will have one piece of linen for the coif and a
doodle cloth for practice. Bring some old embroidery scissors if you want
to try out the various metallic threads or add snips of them to your class
materials for a fiber notebook.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Jacquie Samples <jacquie-samples at uiowa.edu>
To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG <H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG>
Date: Monday, June 21, 1999 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: HNW - Heart of Cross Stitch Festival
>Thanks for posting this overview of Linn's Elizabethan Elegance class! I'm
>registered to take it in Sept. at Des Moines, and I've been wondering
>exactly what we'd learn. I knew that I'd learn a lot, and am very happy to
>have gotten into the class, but I didn't know about the gold, how much
>material we'd be getting etc. Thanks so much for helping me get through
>the long months of anticipation in front of me. If you have any hints
>about what I might be able do to prepare before the class, please email me!
> Of course, there's that lack of free time thing, but I'll worry about that
>Have a good day,
>At 04:44 PM 6/20/99 -0400, Rowena wrote:
>> I went just to take the courses from Linn, ... [snip]
>> Her course on blackwork on garments, and on Elizabethan coifs in
>>particular, was wonderful. She gave us all photos of blackwork on real
>>garments at the V&A and other places she has been allowed to examine in
>>detail, and photograph. I was particularly happy to find that she has
>>once found a garment where it looks like the blackwork was counted. She
>>numerous examples of where they were handsketched on first, and then
>>embroidered, and a LOT of examples of where the design was woodblock
>>printed on, and then embroidered. In other words, where they used
>>transfers and just followed the lines. She has an example -and had the
>>photographs of! -where they actually have to different coifs done with the
>>same stamped on pattern. They are each just different enough....
>> After having done a partlet in blackwork on the finest cotton I could
>>find, and counted it! , this was a particularly pleasing find.
>> She gave us enough 45-count linen, the finest she can now find, for me
>>to get two of these caps out of it, if I am very careful on one of them.
>>She gave us a LOT of black silk of different weights, and started us off
>>a fiber notebook with a lot of samples of silks, and fakes, and metallics
>> SHE GAVE US REAL GOLD TO COUCH DOWN, from the only source she has
>>able to find that sells stuff that is gold, not just 2% silver. It sells
>>by the gram, from over in Europe. We didn't get much, but she gave us
>>enough to do some neat highlights on the coif. And will order any of it
>>us, if we want more. Silly me, of course I do! Thoughts of running
>>through Pennsic with this cap, showing it to people, with real gold
>>on it, while chuckling and muttering mine, mine! did drift evilly
>> It was worth the 6 hour drive to Philadelphia, the tolls and the
>>traffic, just to talk to this lady. Check out the Heart of Cross Stitch
>>Festival, and the Creative Arts & Textiles Festivals, where she will be
>>teaching, and GO if you can.
>> AND, IF SHE CAN GET ENOUGH INTEREST, SHE WILL TEACH HER GOLDWORK CLASS
>>NEXT YEAR. Yes, I know I am shouting. But her knowledge is worth trying
>>to get some of us to pay attention, and I would really, really like to
>>learn what she knows on goldwork.
>>Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh, Aethelmearc
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