HNW - Hardanger Embroidery
acacia63 at hotmail.com
Wed May 19 21:27:13 PDT 1999
Don't forget alot of medieval fabric were not 'even weave' (same number of
weft and warp threads in a given space)
I have also worked on normal linen and it is not as hard as you think - you
have to play around a bit when you hit slubs and the thread thins so use
which thread looks right rather than be rigid and count the threads.
It does look a lot better if the fabric on the neckine and cuffs is the same
as the rest of the fabric.
St Florians, Lochac, West Kingdom
PS - don't forget the fun of free style blackwork (no counting)
>Get creative? :-) Seriously, if only the neckline and cuffs are
>you can stitch those on the "good" stuff and then attach them to whatever
>you use for the rest of the chemise. If you're embroidering large portions
>the chemise you don't need "embroidery" linen, just take a ruler and count
>threads in each direction of your regular material. It probably won't be a
>evenweave, but it's usually close enough (like 36 x 34 for example). I
>found a cotton, almost-even, weave at Wal-Mart for $1/yd. I bought it to
>shirt for my husband, but then I discovered it made wonderful embroidery
>material. So far I've used it for blackwork chemise bands and pulled work
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