[HNW] Jacobean crewel work stitch guide

Sarah Ketley pixieleigh7 at yahoo.com.au
Thu Jun 3 20:58:36 PDT 2010

Hi Megan,

I do remember somewhere in my travels seeing an online guide to some images,with written suggestions on what stitches to use??? i will look it out for you. I have managed to misplace it somewhere.
I cut and pasted it into a word document ...somewhere....
Will hopefully send you an email.



From: Velvet Claw <a_velvet_claw at yahoo.com.au>
To: H-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Fri, 4 June, 2010 8:29:52 AM
Subject: [HNW] Jacobean crewel work stitch guide


Back again, but this time it's a question for myself.

I want to do a Jacobean crewel project eventually.

I don't know a lot of surface embroidery stitches, except for the Elizabethan ones. The Jacobeans used a much bigger range, and different stitches in their crewel work.

I look at the black and white diagrams, and not a clue comes to my mind as to what stitches to use. I'll look at lots of extant examples, of course, but I was wondering if there was a good book out there that had historic Jacobean patterns that also described the stitches to use as well as patterns. Part of the problem with looking at extant examples is that I need close ups to tell which stitches were used, then flipping through a stitch guide to match the stitch.

best regards,

and thankyou for all the help you've given my friend Constance with the Bayeaux Tapestry,

Megan/Elmsley Rose

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