HNW - floss substitute-cotton or rayon?

pat fee lcatherinemc at hotmail.com
Mon May 10 10:50:36 PDT 1999


Are there web sites that have examples of this kind of work?  Or there 
patterns available for a novice in the area?
Morganuse

>From: Valerie Frazier <frazierv at calbt.com>
>Reply-To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
>To: "'H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG'" <H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG>
>Subject: RE: HNW - floss substitute-cotton or rayon?
>Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 10:41:33 -0700
>
>Opus anglicanum is English work.  It was the height of English
>embrodery.  The height of English work was in the 12th century.  A
>couple of the really fine examples include the Jesse Cope and the Sion
>Cope in the V&A.  It is done prinmarly in Split stitch and UnderSide
>Couching.
>
>Or Nue is later and was centered on the continent.  The finest example
>are the Golden Fleece vestments in Vienna.  This is a later style and
>can be equated to painting with a needle.  Pictures were created by
>couching silk on Gold.  The shading was created by spacing the couching
>threads on the gold, lighter had more space and darker was closer
>together.  The height of Or Nue was the 15th - 16th century.
>
>Valerie Frazier
>(Letitia de Scotia)
>
> >----------
> >From: 	pat fee[SMTP:lcatherinemc at hotmail.com]
> >Sent: 	Monday, May 10, 1999 9:43 AM
> >To: 	H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
> >Subject: 	RE: HNW - floss substitute-cotton or rayon?
> >
> >Please excuse my igorence.  But what is opus anglicanum and nue work?
> >Morganuse.
> >
> >>From: Valerie Frazier <frazierv at calbt.com>
> >>Reply-To: H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG
> >>To: "'H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG'" <H-Needlework at Ansteorra.ORG>
> >>Subject: RE: HNW - floss substitute-cotton or rayon?
> >>Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 09:33:37 -0700
> >>
> >>When I first started to work opus anglicanum I  used DMC cotten floss.
> >>Than I found Ping Ling silk.  This is an 8 ply silk with very little
> >>twist.  It is wonderful for split stitch and has a marvolous sheen.  And
> >>it is really not that expensive.  It runs between 2.50 & 2.80 a spool.
> >>It is put out by Krineck (?).  If you contact them they can put you in
> >>contact with stores that sell it.
> >>
> >>What I did was dedicate 25.00 each month to the purchase of Ping Ling.
> >>At the end of a year I had a good palette to work from.  Now I spend
> >>about 25.00 every 3 months to replenish my stash.
> >>
> >>While I think rayon can be a good substitute for silk, I also think it
> >>has a harsh shine to it.  The sheen that silk has is very different.
> >>Silk also works very differently from rayon.  My advice would be to
> >>spend the extra time and money to collect the real thing before starting
> >>an opus anglicanum or Or Nue project.  You will be happier in the long
> >>run with the finished product.
> >>
> >>Please excuse my spelling.
> >>
> >>Valerie Frazier
> >>(Letitia de Scotia)
> >> >
> >>tasks.
> >
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