[HNW] Question

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at frys.com
Wed Feb 6 03:41:38 PST 2002


Some forms of counted-thread cross stitch occur, thru much of the 1500's,
in many parts of Western Europe.  Printed transfers are not period, tho
pictures drawn on cloth, to be embroidered, are.  But researching by e-mail
isn't period either, so we all do what we can.

> > >What I was wondering is, would it
> > >be innappropriate for this to be done in cross
> > stitch?  I figured it would
> > >be easy for them to learn and fairly easy for me to
> > design a pattern.  Is
> > >cross stitch considered OOP?
> >
> > Cross stitch is fine, and documentable too.  The
> > English did it, and the
> > Germans and Italians did a lot of it.  Use even
> > weave cloth with great big
> > threads, and you might want to pre-wash it to soften
> > it up, and make it
> > look less like modern cloth.
> >
> > Kayta
>
>Cross-stitch is documentable, but *counted*
>cross-stitch is not, correct?  Maybe the lady could
>make some sort of a transfer -- I used to love doing
>stamped crewel and cross-stitch as a child.
>
>Tasha
>
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Kayta
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