[HNW] icky blackwork

Eowyn Amberdrake eowyna at sca-caid.org
Sat Apr 16 09:19:04 PDT 2005

On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 08:54:58 -0700
  Carolyn Kayta Barrows <kayta at frys.com> wrote:

>I didn't like the loopy look with the smaller thread. 
> And even looking only at that part, it looked skimpy.

I don't understand how one gets a "loopy look" .  If you 
pull it enough to get it to lie down even to the cloth 
surface, it shouldn't be loopy. 

If it is looking skimpy -- tatting cord does provide a 
fine line.  

Are you doing the outline+filling sort of blackwork, or 
the design-in-a-line sort?  If the former, then outline 
the area to be worked using stem stitch to give a wider 
outline.  If the latter, this should be historically 
compatible. But yes, it is finer than perle 12.


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