[HNW] color image of green feather emb

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Tue Feb 13 17:23:23 PST 2007

You can buy precious metal sequins.  or get a sheet and punch-out your own.

I have done it both ways
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lisa Tyson" <Lisa_Tyson at umit.maine.edu>
> To: h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [HNW] color image of green feather emb
> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 21:44:59 -0500
> Siren Song <sirensong13 at yahoo.com> writes
> > The "loose spangles in gold and silver" are those sequins? or 
> > something like them? Siobhan
> I'm sure the embroideress who created that lovely
> nightcap would be happy to provide definite answers
> to our questions if someone were to write to her.
> My best guess is that she didn't use plastic type sequins
> but instead used real gold & silver "spangles", which
> are sometimes called paillettes. You can see an example
> of these at the Kreinik website here:  (various sizes)
> http://www.kreinik.com/kshop/home.php?cat=118
> They are usually attached with 3 or 4 stitches of a similar
> color thread (light yellow on gold spangle or white on silver
> spangle).
> I would be very surprised for anyone to have put this amount
> of work into a piece to have selected a plastic type sequin
> instead of a real precious metal spangle.
> For what it's worth, I rarely see any real gold ever scan
> well digitally -- so the images of those spangles are going
> to appear rather dull. They should be nice and shiny.
> Lisa Tyson
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