[HNW] H-needlework Digest, Vol 63, Issue 1

Pat Grappe patgrappe at aol.com
Fri Jul 1 13:08:20 PDT 2011


Trace the design  on tissue paper. Pin the paper over the fabric. Do a running stitch on all design lines with light colored thread.


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>  1. embroidering on dark linen? (Kim Mitchell)
>  2. Re: embroidering on dark linen? (Pixel, Goddess and Queen)
>  3. Re: embroidering on dark linen? (Susan B. Farmer)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:44:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Kim Mitchell <ladyjanedevereux at yahoo.com>
> To: h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: [HNW] embroidering on dark linen?
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> Greetings  :)
> 
> I love to do my 16th and 17th century embroideries, and have been trying to find 
> a way to use my skills in a way that will be relevant today.  Samplers are great 
> hanging on a wall, and sweet bags are spiffy at an SCA event, but I wanted 
> something that I could use in my 21st century life.  I designed a purse, an 
> evening baga purse, an evening bag, that will have coiling goldwork vines of 
> plaited braid,  and polychrome silk embroidery.  My plan is to do it on black 
> linen, but I have no clue of how to effectively transfer the design.  My thought 
> process was to perhaps pounce it with a light powder and then do a tiny light 
> coloured running stitch around the entire design.  In theory that is not such a 
> bad idea, but it will sure add a lot of work to the project.  
> 
> 
> Does anyone have a better idea?  
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> :)
> 
> 
> Jane
> 
> Barony of Dragon's Laire
> 
> Kingdom of An Tir (By way of Meridies, Drachenwald, Trimaris, Atlantia and 
> originally from Trimaris)
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> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:14:40 -0500 (CDT)
> From: "Pixel, Goddess and Queen" <pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com>
> To: Historic Needlework <h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Subject: Re: [HNW] embroidering on dark linen?
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> I had this very question a few years ago, except that it was monochrome 
> embroidery on dark blue linen. ;-)
> 
> I pounced the design with white chalk, and then I used one of those 
> Clover white ink fabric pens to trace the dots so I had a permanent 
> pattern marked.
> 
> http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=512 is the one I have
> 
> Any marks that were visible after I was done went away after the finished 
> work got rinsed, and if I made a mistake during the tracing I just used a 
> damp cotton swab to do the erasing.
> 
> Relatedly, artist's tracing vellum is FANTASTIC for making pouncing 
> templates. It holds up to repeated usage beautifully. I trace the 
> design in pencil and then use an extra-fine Sharpie to go over the pencil 
> lines, then I prick it with an shoemaker's awl or a big heavy needle. An 
> old magazine or phone directory makes a good pouncing backstop.
> 
> Jen/pixel/Margaret
> 
> 
> On Fri, 1 Jul 2011, Kim Mitchell wrote:
> 
>> Greetings? :)
>> 
>> I love to do my 16th and 17th century embroideries, and have been trying to
>> find a way to use my skills in a way that will be relevant today.? Samplers
>> are great hanging on a wall, and sweet bags are spiffy at an SCA event, but
>> I wanted something that I could use in my 21st century life.? I designed a
>> purse, an evening baga purse, an evening bag, that will have coiling
>> goldwork vines of plaited braid,? and polychrome silk embroidery.? My plan
>> is to do it on black linen, but I have no clue of how to effectively
>> transfer the design.? My thought process was to perhaps pounce it with a
>> light powder and then do a tiny light coloured running stitch around the
>> entire design.? In theory that is not such a bad idea, but it will sure add
>> a lot of work to the project.?
>> 
>> Does anyone have a better idea??
>> ?
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> :)
>> 
>> Jane
>> Barony of Dragon's Laire
>> Kingdom of An Tir (By way of Meridies, Drachenwald, Trimaris, Atlantia and
>> originally from Trimaris)
>> ? [trans02copybitty.gif]
>> 
>> 
>> 
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:22:02 -0400
> From: "Susan B. Farmer" <sfarmer at goldsword.com>
> To: Historic Needlework <h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Subject: Re: [HNW] embroidering on dark linen?
> Message-ID: <4E0E023A.4060103 at goldsword.com>
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> On 7/1/2011 12:44 PM, Kim Mitchell wrote:
>> Greetings :)
>> 
>> I love to do my 16th and 17th century embroideries, and have been trying
>> to find a way to use my skills in a way that will be relevant today.
>> Samplers are great hanging on a wall, and sweet bags are spiffy at an
>> SCA event, but I wanted something that I could use in my 21st century
>> life. I designed a purse, an evening baga purse, an evening bag, that
>> will have coiling goldwork vines of plaited braid, and polychrome silk
>> embroidery. My plan is to do it on black linen, but I have no clue of
>> how to effectively transfer the design. My thought process was to
>> perhaps pounce it with a light powder and then do a tiny light coloured
>> running stitch around the entire design. In theory that is not such a
>> bad idea, but it will sure add a lot of work to the project.
>> 
>> Does anyone have a better idea?
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
> 
> Hi Jane!  I transfer the design to a piece of light colored fabric, 
> baste it to the wrong side of my ground and stitch it from the back. 
> The extra layer of fabric helps stabilize the embroidery as well.
> 
> jerusha
> -- 
> Susan Farmer
> sfarmer at goldsword.com
> Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
> Division of Science and Math
> http://www.abac.edu/sfarmer/
> http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer/Trillium/
> 
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