[HNW] Bayeux Tapestry
janina.krakowska at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 06:30:42 PDT 2010
I have found that Paternayan Persian Wool Yarn is much closer to the size of
thread that the Bayeux was originally stitched with. At least that is what
was needed when I created an element from the border that looked essentially
identical to an image that was blown up to full size. The Medici yarn is
finer, and would work well for a reduced scale piece.
And as to color, while the yarn may have changed color over time, there was
still a limited palate in use. So this should limit the expense.
I hope that your friend is able to find the supplies she needs and has a
wonderful time with her project. I particularly love this stitch for vivid
and sturdy work.
Kingdom of Atlantia
On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM, Velvet Claw <a_velvet_claw at yahoo.com.au>wrote:
> Greetings :-)
> I have a friend that wants to reproduce some of the Bayeux Tapestry. She
> has some of, and loves Rennaisance wools, but getting an entire set for the
> Tapestry is out of her price range. I'm giving her a hand gathering
> information and supplies.
> Would anyone be able to suggest a substitute wool that's a bit cheaper? I
> don't think she's going to do it on 54 count linen like the original, but it
> will be on a high count linen, and will need to have the right sort of
> colours (as if naturally dyed - I imagine all actual naturally dyed wools
> are expensive)
> Note that we're both in Lochac
> best regards
> Megan/Elmsley Rose
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