HNW - Hardanger Embroidery

Marquez, Pearl pmarquez at
Mon May 3 09:19:24 PDT 1999

Thanks, I'll look into the German stitches.  I don't have access to web
sites though.  Which Compleat Anachronist # did Master Richard Wymarc

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mike Newell [SMTP:72123.411 at]
> Sent:	Monday, May 03, 1999 9:19 AM
> To:	INTERNET:H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
> Subject:	RE: HNW - Hardanger Embroidery
> Dear Pearl:
> <From the response I got it would appear that Hardanger is not
> period,although it has roots in cutwork, cutwork it not what I'm
> interested
> in.>
> Are  you more attracted to the idea of geometric patterns and
> countwork,
> but * not* cross stitch? If so, you might really enjoy the German
> 14th-15th
> century counted satin stitch/brick stitch  work researched and written
> about by Master Richard Wymarc (Timothy J. Mitchell) and Joyce Miller.
> Master Richard wrote a Compleat Anachronist on the subject. His work
> and
> Joyce Miller's can be found on a website from  the Medieval Embroidery
> Homepage -- there are links into it.
> The work may  be the ancestor of bargello/Florentine work. The
> stitches are
> worked with what we might think of as counted satin stitch --it's
> countwork
> and it's geometric, but you entirely cover the surface of the
> foundation
> fabric, making a sort of brocade. Each stitch covers from 2 to 6
> vertical
> threads, in steps of 1 or 2. The webpages show lovely color photos of
> some
> of the original pieces in museums -- you should go see it just for the
> fun
> of seeing Neat Stuff!
> --Kathryn
> SCA:  Kathryn Goodwyn
> 'too many centuries...too little time"
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