[HNW] Cross Stitch Pre 1600

Skinner Linn skinner02 at sprynet.com
Wed Sep 4 10:08:27 PDT 2002

The authors/editors seem to have their ducks in a row in the text in
general.  Have included stitch diagrams for several sorts of embroidery and
state that this is one of the earliest pieces of cross stitch in Switzerland
after the earlier use of Klosterstitch for wool embroideries  They do show
diagrams of the various long armed cross stitches used in differing cultures
so I have an idea they knew their cross stitch.  In other instances in the
book, they indicate long armed cross stitch was used.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hanson, Carol" <CHANSON at PARTNERS.ORG>
To: <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 9:30 AM
Subject: RE: [HNW] Cross Stitch Pre 1600

> Did it seem clear that the book knew the difference between "cross-stitch"
> "long-armed cross-stitch" (or "two-sided Italian cross-stitch" for that
> Or was it a good enough photo to tell?  Sometimes I'm not sure I trust the
> captions. :-)
> - Carol Hanson (Caryl de Trecesson)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Skinner Linn [SMTP:skinner02 at sprynet.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:02 PM
> ... I ran across a reference and B&W plate of a small carpet (table
> carpet?) from 1533.  Wool cross stitch on linen ground. Strapwork and
coats of
> arms and borders found in early German pattern books.  Made in memory of
> Alexander Stokar-Tschachtlan (d. 1519) The family is from the Schaffhausen
> (from where many of my ancestors began their migration to the US) and is
> presently in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich.
> > "Needlework, an Illustrated History" Harriet Bridgeman and Elizabeth
> > Eds. ISBN:  0 448 22066 0
> >
> > Linn Skinner
> > Skinner Sisters
> >
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