[HNW] Extant Examples of German Embroidery

Allison263@aol.com Allison263 at aol.com
Fri Apr 15 09:04:33 PDT 2005


In a message dated 4/15/05 11:54:02 AM, rgiles at centurytel.net writes:

<< If in doubt and desperation, give up the counting aspect, trace the  
design onto the fabric and just stitch it as evenly as you can.   
It'll look pretty good, even if it isn't 'right'. >>

Blackwork doesn't have to be counted. There are quite a number of extant 
pieces in which the outlines of flowers and other motifs are done in stem stitch, 
and the shading is worked in seed stitch. 

Cheers,
Gabrielle



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