[HNW] question re tapestry yarn
Jo Anne Fatherly
joanne at jafath.com
Fri Aug 10 19:27:55 PDT 2007
At 09:18 AM 8/10/2007, you wrote:
>I am pondering (and bothering the good folks on HIstoric Knit listserve)
>about a project I want to do. It's from the 1940's but is similar to some
>Victorian projects. The background for an afghan is either knit or crochet
>(in afghan stitch).
Okay, it's me again (just full of advice, this week!)
I love Anne Orr's designs and even made one -- I did the embroidery
with the same (worsted weight) yarn I worked the afghan stitch background in.
"Tapestry yarn" seems to mean different things to different
manufacturers. I've got some upstairs -- I think it's Bucilla -- that
is about the weight of worsted but much more tightly spun, giving it
a smoother surface. That's probably what the designer had in mind.
Paternayan is stranded, and softer. (Trying to remember without
actually going upstairs to look). Seems to me that DMC used to make
one like Bucilla's, too. You're probably right and it's not on the
market any more. Maybe try the knitting yarn?
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