[HNW] point russe

Aine Taillier ainenic at hotmail.com
Tue May 23 21:45:21 PDT 2006


They are both so neat.   But then you always do beautiful work ( Sorry I 
missed the work you did earlier the url wouldn't let me see it.

A'ine


>From: "Bjarne og Leif Drews" <drewscph at post12.tele.dk>
>Reply-To: Historic Needlework <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
>To: "Historic Needlework" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [HNW] point russe
>Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:41:35 +0100
>
>Dear Carol,
>Many thanks for your reply.
>By the way i finished making a medieval belt pouch with 3 lion rampants 
>embroidered on red silk taffeta.
>If any of you would like to se.
>http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/beltpouch.htm
>I also started to embroider ladys 18th century mittens, with floral silk 
>embroidery:
>http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/purse.htm
>
>Thanks for the help!
>
>Bjarne
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Carol Thomas" <scbooks at mindspring.com>
>To: "Historic Needlework" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 10:12 PM
>Subject: Re: [HNW] point russe
>
>
>>I'm not sure whether it was used to mean more than one thing.
>>
>>In some references at least, it is an embroidery stitch in which all the 
>>bottom (or top) stitches come through one hole, but the tops fan out, to 
>>form a fan shape or pointed oval.  This can produce an open-work design, 
>>if the ground cloth is flexible and the stitches are tight.  It does not 
>>appear to have been used to make open-work all the time.  The term seems 
>>to be Victorian.
>>
>>Chart of one variety:
>>http://www.crosscountrystitching.com/special%20stitches/pointrusse.htm
>>
>>At 03:21 PM 3/15/06, you wrote:
>>>Hi,
>>>Does anyone know what point russe is?
>>>Never heard it before, is it embroidery, or bobbin lace, could it be 
>>>russian tape lace?
>>>
>>>Bjarne
>>
>>Carllein
>>
>>http://small-churl-books.com
>>
>>e-mail:
>><carol at small-churl-books.com>
>>
>>
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