[HNW] Embroidering garments

Chris Laning claning at igc.org
Mon Oct 6 19:59:41 PDT 2003

At 12:18 AM +0200 10/7/03, Bjarne og Leif Drews wrote:
>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.

Actually it was worked on fine linen, which seems to be the fabric on 
which most Opus Anglicanum was done.

(Opus Anglicanum is silk split stitch figures on a background of 
underside-couching in gold, BTW, for those who aren't sure what this 
is. Called Opus Anglicanum, i.e. "English work," because the best of 
it was done in England in the 12th-13th centuries -- esteemed enough 
that it was imported to the Continent as gifts for kings and popes.)
O    Chris Laning
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