[HNW] Help and/or ideas needed.

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at frys.com
Thu Jul 28 13:38:56 PDT 2005

>The stumper is the proper way to manipulate the fabric
>to recreate the partlet.  My opinion is that it was some type of Italian
>smocking or shirring to make the chevron pattern with bands of overstitching
>(soumak I think) about every 4-5".  Has anyone had any success duplicating
>this look or have any ideas on how it was done and where I can find
>instructions to do it?

My guess was always that it had been crimped with something hot, that 
actually scorched the edges.  Think waffle iron.  I see no stitched 
manipulation on it at all.

        CarolynKayta Barrows
dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian

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