HNW - Blackwork thread counts
Frank&Tracy Thallas JR
hardcorps at vcn.com
Tue May 18 13:47:35 PDT 1999
Curiosity - how did work over 1 thread hold up to laundering?
> > > 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
> had to switch to the stab method.
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