[HNW] 17th century leather sewing technique

Peggy Hogan stagefright at nf.sympatico.ca
Wed Nov 7 10:39:08 PST 2007

Hi all,
I'm recreating a buff coat circa 1635
Can anyone tell me how to approach sewing the seams?
The garment I'm copying is pictured in:
Men's Costume 1580-1750, London Museum, plate 5
I'm going to contact the museum but suspect they will be too slow responding
help and regards, Peggy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathryn Newell" <cknewell at earthlink.net>
To: <h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:42 AM
Subject: [HNW] embroidered pillow info needed

> Stephanie:
> < Someone told me that the cushion in period (late 13th century on up) 
> would
> have piping on the seams and tassles.>
> Tassles OK -- I've seen them on photos of museum owned articles. I've also
> seen some cushions in museums (esp. the V&A) which do *not* have tassles.
> Piping/cording?? That smacks of *modern* asthetics to me.
> --Kathryn
> SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
> "too many centuries...too little time"
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