HNW - gold bullion

Linn Skinner skinner02 at
Fri Jul 2 21:54:15 PDT 1999


You do handle gold purls (bullion) with some care, and follow the clean
hands rule, but it does require some touching.  Cut it into the desired
lengths using an old pair of embroidery scissors (small, sharp pointed).
The important thing is to use it and have fun with it.

If you have smooth purl substitute lengths of it for bullion knot in designs
(that's why we call that stitch bullion knot).  If you have some check
around, cut it into very, very short lengths and stitch it on like beads in
a random way.  Clustered very closely, it gives a marvelous effect.

Linn Skinner
Skinner Sisters
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From: lisaleon at <lisaleon at>
To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG <H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG>
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 8:40 PM
Subject: HNW - gold bullion

>Gold bullion for embroidery was brought up on the h-costume list and that
>made me think of the stuff that's been sitting in my basket because I
>don't know how to deal with it. How do you cut it into the desired
>I understand you're not even supposed to touch it with your fingers
>because it's so delicate, plus the oils, etc. on your hands might also
>cause it to tarnish.  I can see using tweezers to pick up and move pieces
>but what's the best way get the whole strand cut into those pieces?
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