[HNW] Re: Embroidering garments

Carol Thomas scbooks at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 7 14:38:45 PDT 2003


Unfortunately, the links to the images do not work.  (I've emailed your 
webminister since the links seem to have a typo in each one.)  I look 
forward to seeing the pictures.

At 10:56 AM 10/7/03 -0500, you wrote:
>I still use a hoop and while I tended to stretch the fabric tightly when
>I first started to embroidery, now it is mostly just to help control the
>fabric.  I, too, had a disaster when one of my first projects using a
>wool thread met the washing machine :).  I find when doing modern
>crossstitch on those lovely evenweave linens I do not use a hoop.
>
>I have been using a hoop on a current kingdom project, new coronation
>copes.  This webpage is very out-of-date but here are some of the first
>devices that were finished:
>http://calontir.sca.org/artsci/copes/copespicarms.html
>These are all using hand-dyed silk on a very fine linen.  It was so
>fine we ended up needing to back it with another piece :).  The silk was
>a little thicker than I would have liked to work with on this scale of
>design but we have had some very creative stitchers working on these.  I
>do tend to take my pieces out of the hoop once I'm finished and evening
>out the edges with the fabric in hand.
>
>Catherine
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Carllein

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