HNW - Embroidering Damask

Merouda the True of Bornover keltia at serv.net
Tue Jun 8 10:29:24 PDT 1999


> >of Toledo (1525-26) wearing a brocaded velvet which has been embellished by
> >couching metal cords around the outlines,
>
>  who saw the piece of cloth with her own eyes, said it was all woven.

Indeed, the fabric was woven.  There is an extant piece pictured in the _Velvet_
book.  This doesn't change the fact that the fabric *was* embellished with
couched cording.  Two different sizes, one quite wide and clearly a twisted cord,
the other quite small.  This cording is particularly noticable on the up and down
edges of the sleeves.  And clearly not a part of the brocade itself.

Cynthia

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Cynthia Long
Merouda the True of Bornover
Barony of Madrone
Kingdom of An Tir


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