[HNW] can anyone shed some light...

Kathryn Newell c.knewell at Comcast.net
Thu Dec 23 05:23:41 PST 2010


<On a Ukranian embroidery stitch called "Nyzynka"?>

I used to own the Mary Gostelow book on Russian Embroidery. I also use to 
own an exellent book on Ukranian embroidery by a woman whose last name is 
Kmit.

IIRC, there were photos of nyzynka, and it was pattern darning. This makes 
sense given the description of working from the back but with a pattern on 
the front.

Pattern darning is quite old.  It seems to imitate weaving, which we know is 
quite ancient.

Don't know if this helps...

--Kathryn
SCA:  Kathryn Goodwyn
"too many centuries..too little time"




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