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, "J. May" <mnmay@c...> wrote:
> However, your description of this black leather outfit sounds like
> period style. The blackwork was only done black on white once it
got out of
> Spain, to my understanding.
Actually, Samia, black on white was typical, but there was
red "blackwork" done in England, most notably demonstrated in the
portrait of Bess of Hardwick from 1560 where her shift sleeves and
collar are showing from underneath her fur-lined loose gown and they
are covered in red blackwork.
Of course one could argue that her shift was made in Spain.
This is kind of like the argument about cross-lacing versus spiral
lacing. Spiral lacing and black on white blackwork were typical, but
there are some rare examples of other options.
There's another one with green peapods blackworked in green, but I
can't remember who it is in the portrait...
> If you wanted to make it more period, how about a white blouse with
> blackwork underneath the outfit?
That would be my suggestion too, Lars.