[HNW] Cross Stitch Pre 1600

Skinner Linn skinner02 at sprynet.com
Fri Sep 6 08:13:28 PDT 2002

"Klosterstitch, Convent Stitch, Couching stitch.

Basic stitch in couching, which has been traced back to Scythian
embroideries of the 1st century, B.C.  One thread is laid along the top of
the owrk and is held down by another thread crossing it regularly at right
angles or obliquely.  It is used to outline designs or as a filling stitch
and was much used in German and Swiss embroideries worked in the convents
from the 15th to the 17th centuries"

Clabburn, Pamela "The Needleworker's Dictionary"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy & Lou" <dotlou at ix.netcom.com>
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Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 5:50 AM
Subject: Re: [HNW] Cross Stitch Pre 1600

> What is klosterstitch?
> Skinner Linn wrote:
>  earlier use of Klosterstitch for wool embroideries
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