HNW - Blackwork thread counts
charlene at flash.net
Tue May 18 00:56:16 PDT 1999
Frank&Tracy Thallas JR wrote:
> > If surviving Elizabethan blackwork embroideries were on 40-60 count
> > linen, were they generally worked over four? (Over *gulp* one?)
> Blackwork on regular fabric (linen, etc) has to be worked over at least 2,
> or your stitch slides under the ground thread and disappears.....
Actually, it *can* be done. And yes, I did more than *LOTS* of swearing as I
babied those stitches into place. I found the sewing method sunk the stitches and
had to switch to the stab method.
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