[HNW] Laurel Bead Bashing (was: Elizabethan Embroidery Colors)

Auna Oncay indiauna at cox-internet.com
Mon Aug 18 08:37:32 PDT 2003

>From experience it also depends on your kingdom.  Here in Meridies, they
want the documentation to support it.  I really was not bashing Laurels, I
was only stating what I have been told.

"So long as we love we serve; So long as we are loved by others, We are
indispensable; And no man is useless while he has a friend."  Unknown.

-----Original Message-----
From: h-needlework-bounces at ansteorra.org
[mailto:h-needlework-bounces at ansteorra.org]On Behalf Of Hanson, Carol
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 10:03 AM
To: 'Historic Needlework'
Subject: RE: [HNW] Laurel Bead Bashing (was: Elizabethan Embroidery

Oh, give me a break!  I'm not a Laurel (obviously? heh!) but that's a bit
off.  I can understand the question -- it's a perfectly reasonable
question --
but if the woman who is most known for researching beadwork for the SCA
can't provide that type of documentation on her site, then they shouldn't
you up for lacking it.  Documentation can only be as good as what's
unless you're trying to be known for your primary research.  (Not a bad
of course!)

Alternative?  Write to the V&A! or any other museum with a piece you're
interested in.  Ask how the piece is held together.  The people who restore
maintain these are often quite happy to discuss them with intelligent

- Carol Hanson (SCA: Caryl de Trecesson)

-----Original Message-----
From: Auna Oncay [mailto:indiauna at cox-internet.com]
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 10:33 AM
To: Historic Needlework
Subject: RE: [HNW] Elizabethan Embroidery Colors

Finding pictures is the easy part, it is this is how it was done that the
Laurels beat one up on.  They want written proof that they were attached to
X this way or that.  I am almost positive that you met Grizel and she has
www.medievalbeads.com.  If it is not the same person then please do post the

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