[HNW] Embroidering garments

Bjarne og Leif Drews drewscph at post12.tele.dk
Mon Oct 6 15:18:20 PDT 2003

This must have ben some woolen cloth or something similar, she was using for
the collar?
My suit i made in silk taffeta, was not ment to be washed, and i dont think
it will ever be cleaned either, because i only use it rarely. Well this
taffeta, can not stretch more than it would do normally, and therefore it is
absolutely safe to stretch silk taffeta on a frame, nothing will happen to
But what a shame, with those 8 months of work.


Leif og Bjarne Drews

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue Clemenger" <mooncat at in-tch.com>
To: "Historic Needlework" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [HNW] Embroidering garments

> Oooh, ouch! That one would never have occurred to me!
> --sue
> Chris Laning wrote:
> >
> > And then there's the story of my friend Valerie, who spent eight months
embroidering a round collar strip in Opus Anglicanum, based on the collar of
the robe of the Holy Roman Emperor, only to find that it was too big for
her -- because she had marked the design on the fabric *before* stretching
it, and the density of the stitching meant that the fabric stayed at its
larger, "stretched" size after the embroidery was done.
> >
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