58723Re: [Authentic_SCA] Neck facings or not
- Jun 16 4:04 PMOn 06/16/2011 10:47 AM, Catrijn vanden Westhende wrote:
> On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Ann Catelli<elvestoorder@...> wrote:Sometimes, the crafters of the Tapestry used odd color highlights for
>> The Bayeux Tapestry shows any number of people with external facings at their necklines.
>> Ann in CT
> That demonstrates something that looks like a facing, but doesn't tell
> us much about it's construction. It could equally well be applied
> more like appliqué, and not be integral to the finishing of the
effect (e.g., some of the horses have different legs done in different
colors, maybe to give the illusion of perspective?). I agree with
Catrijn that it would be a mistake to assume that the Tapestry reflects
everyday reality of the period in all respects. Her comment about the
fact that we don't know *how* the type of contrasting-necklined tunics
shown in the Tapestry were made is a good point.
My perception is that the way we make facings (right sides
> together, sew, clip, turn) is a modern construction technique, aThanks, Catrijn, for enunciating my thought better than I could have done.
> method that's suited to sewing machines. I'd definitely be interested
> to see textile finds with facings, but I don't find visual art
> particularly informative on this question.
>That was I meant by facings when I responded to Suzanne's post.
> As an aside, I'm assuming that we're all talking about cut fabric
> facings that match the shape of what they're sewn to - facing edges
> with narrow wares (eg linen or silk tapes/ribbons) was common and is
> well documented.
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