[HNW] recreating historical needlework pieces
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Sun Nov 13 08:12:27 PST 2005
In addition to the good ideas already given by others, try blowing up any
photos on a copier. Sometimes even poor photos give you more information
when they are larger. For example, on fuzzy photo, after being enlarged
over 200%, showed me that the reason I was having trouble counting stitches
was that the fabric was very uneven, so the cross stitches were
rectangular. That was the clue I needed.
A second example was a "needlepoint" tudor pillow which turned out to be
cross stitch, not tent stitch as the author had described it.
A true period sampler would also help you. For your own reference, do
small sections of each stitch that are supposed to be in the
example. Since most stitches have a distinctive texture, it will be easier
to tell which is used in each part of the piece.
> > When recreating period pieces, how do you tell which stitch they used
> > from the photographs available? Most of them are not close-ups and it is
> > difficult to see the individual stitches. The blurb may say what
> > stitches are in the piece, but they don't say where in the work each type
> > of stitch is.
> > Stephanie Lilburn
> > aka Stephanie Smith, Ph.D.
> > lambdakennels1 at juno.com
> > Wolfe City, Texas 75496
> > K5AMK
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