[HNW] Gold thread

Carol Thomas scbooks at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 7 09:55:58 PDT 2009

I have a different gold thread question.  There is a piece of 16th c. 
petit point at the Met (not on display) that has a background which 
appears to be brown silk with a very, very thin gold wire.  It is 
runs on the opposite diagonal from the stitches in the needlepoint flowers.

I cannot tell how the gold stitches were done.  Tent stitch?  Woven in somehow?

Is anyone familiar with anything like this?


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