739Re: [Aten_Clothiers] Aggravating Silk Thread
- Mar 11, 2012I would imagine that the Silk Women of London were taken care of by their Guild and didn't do ANY work that would have made their hands rough. I use Aquaphor on my nails and it makes all the difference.LeticiaI need help!I am helping with Tatiana’s elevation gown by embroidering her shirt collar. I have never used silk thread to embroider with before. (I KNOW! Right?) Here’s my issue: my hands are so rough that I keep snagging the thread. My hands are nowhere NEAR as rough as Leot’s (sorry Leot for throwing you under the bus) but I’m destroying the thread. I have put on hand lotion which helps a little. I slather lotion on at night hoping my hands with be soft and smooth in the morning. It helps a little. I wash with a moisturizing hand soap quite often because the plague is still going around my house and I don’t want to use too much lotion for fear it will soil the collar.My questions are:Is there anything I can coat the thread with which might help with this problem?What the HECK did people in period do about rough hands?Was the silk thread different in period?
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