HNW - Another Blackwork question
skinner02 at sprynet.com
Tue Jun 8 12:20:53 PDT 1999
When blackwork sorts of linear designs were worked on samplers in the 16/17
Century they were done in a counted technique.
I have only seen one costume piece in black that came close to being a
counted thread technique.
Voided ground designs from Italy began to be worked in a counted manner
quite early on. I believe mainly because the tradition of drawn thread
(another counted technique) was done at the same time and the concept
developed because of this sort of counting.
skinner_sisters at compuserve.com
- -----Original Message-----
From: Liz /cozit <cozit at home.com>
To: h-needlework <h-needlework at Ansteorra.ORG>
Date: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 11:46 AM
Subject: HNW - Another Blackwork question
>Knowing that evenweave is a fairly modern weave, and knowing that
>sometimes pouncing is/was used to put a pattern on fabric to work it, I
>Anyone out there know when people might have started to count threads to
>work a blackwork or Assisi pattern?
>And...Was it a general rule of thumb to somehow (pouncing, drawing or
>whatever) transfer the pattern to the material to work it in whatever
>stitches fit? Or were designs from samplers or pattern books ever
>Curious as ever,
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