Mary M. Riedel
mmriedel at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 6 07:03:47 PST 2002
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From: "Carolyn Kayta Barrows" <kayta at frys.com>
To: <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: [HNW] Question
| 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
| 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.
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