HNW - Blackwork thread counts

pat fee lcatherinemc at
Wed May 5 10:22:04 PDT 1999

You mentioned a catalogs from  Scarlet Letter and Essemplaire. Could you 
please post the addresses for these or hopefully the URLs

>From: Mike Newell <72123.411 at>
>Reply-To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
>To: "INTERNET:H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG" <H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG>
>Subject: HNW - Blackwork thread counts
>Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 15:32:42 -0400
>Dear Elizabeth:
><If surviving Elizabethan blackwork embroideries were on 40-60 count linen,
>were they generally worked over four?  (Over *gulp* one?)>
>From what I undestand, the work was often done over 3 (if working, say, on
>60  count linen). I recenty received catalogs from Scarlet Letter and
>Essemplaire. Imagine my chagrin at having kits with 35 count linen stated
>at being "easy, beginner"., even the ones that say to use tent stitch over
>one thread. :-O   (why don't I just throw my embroidery  hoop away and take
>up  basket weaving??)
>SCA:  Kathryn Goodyn
>"too many centuries...too little time"
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