[HNW] stitching knotwork

Susan Farmer sfarmer at utk.edu
Tue Apr 12 13:38:21 PDT 2005

> From: Genie Barrett <maggie.gene at justinanimator.com>
> 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?

Yeah.  That's what I did -- I was just wondering how other folks have done it.

> 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.

I don't know "silk stitch"  I used a stem stitch.

> or go here and click on "Genie's costumes and embroidery":
> http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jazbees/my_photos

oooooh.  Pretties!  Since I don't know the silk stitch, I'm going to ask if 
that's couched.

susan/ jerusha

Susan Farmer
sfarmer at goldsword.com
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Tennessee

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