HNW - Blackwork thread counts

Karen Larsdatter karen at
Wed May 5 05:14:24 PDT 1999

Carllein wrote:

> It amazes me that the waste canvas doesn't snag your threads and mess
> them up.  A friend of mine did a cuff that way, and it was ruined in
> the thread-removal process.
> Are you using very tightly twisted silk or something to avoid it?

Well, it may be that I'm doing cotton-on-cotton blackwork when I 
use the waste canvas, and not silk-on-linen ... I tend to be real 
hard on my SCA duds and try to embroider with durability in mind,
which I know sounds exceedingly weird ...


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