[HNW] stitching knotwork
maggie.gene at justinanimator.com
Tue Apr 12 12:16:19 PDT 2005
Susan Farmer stepped close to the microphone and whispered:
>When you're embtoidering knotwork (as a solid thing rather than just an
>outline like on some of Henry Tudor's garb -- do you stitch both of the
>sections (having 2 layers of embroidery where the pieces-parts cross, or do
>you only stitch the "top" section.
>Inquiring minds and all that ...
I usually just follow the line of the knot, and then skip the unders and go
over the overs. Did that make sense?
I make a space for the parts that go under, and then when I come around
again, I just fill in the hole for the over part.
What stitch are you using? That might also make a difference. I used silk
stitch, but if I were using something like chain stitch, I'm not sure how
it would work.
Here's a few of my knots:
or go here and click on "Genie's costumes and embroidery":
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