[HNW] basketweave stitch

Kathryn Newell c.knewell at Comcast.net
Mon May 2 07:23:16 PDT 2011

I don't have any so lid knowledge re basketweave stitch. What I *can* attest 
to is that even professionally made items, like the Bradford Table Carpet, 
pull very badly onthe bias. I've seen it in person at the V&A and was amazed 
(and felt much better about my own needlepoint pulling, despit emy best 
efforst and good tools).

A friend of mine once got to see the Oxburgh  Hangings. She said they also 
*pulled*. If using basketweave is s upposed to prevent t his (and I don't 
find that it does) then this may be a good indication that it wasn't being 
used at that point?

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

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