In a message dated 8/21/2001 11:52:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Do you know what needlework technique was used most commonly on the
> sleeves of dresses late period? From the pictures I've studied, it
> looks either like Assisi or blackwork, but I can not tell for certain.
> Plus, my reading tells me that Assisi was used most often for practical
> items such as pillows, banners and such, not for clothing.
I am sorry, I am not going to be very helpful to you, but you hope you can
help me -- what pictures, please? I am not aware of any pictures of actual
late-period embroidered sleeves, only post-period pictures. I know of just a
couple of surviving secular embroideries from late-period Russia, all of
which are embroidered with gold and pearls. So, I would greatly appreciate
any information on your sources.
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