[HNW] Faces in basketweave

Carol Thomas scbooks at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 26 14:10:52 PDT 2011

I don't know if it was used for faces.  Certainly tent stitch was for 
scenes that included faces, although rarely, such as the Bradford 
table carpet.

The classic stitch for faces was the split stitch, in so many 
examples of early embroidery.

While it is different from your question, I'd be interested in any 
evidence that basketweave was used that far back.  Since it looks 
like tent stitch from the front, are there images of backs that show 
basketweave in that time frame?


>  Hi everyone :-)
>  I was intrigued by Jane of ChillyHollowPoint's entry in her blog 
>where she says "First of all, nothing does faces like basketweave......."
>Now she is a modern canvas worker, working on a modern piece.
>I know basketweave was used back in the 16th/17thC, but was it used 
>for faces? For stuffed faces in stumpwork?
>best regards,
>Megan/Elmsley Rose
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