1156Re: [WKneedle] question re: Holbein stitch
- Apr 1, 2007Quoting Joan Hall <joan_the_harpist1119@...>:
> I am starting a linen blackwork needlebook from a kit, and I have aI believe that you'd use much less thread ..... but I"m not certain.
> question: it tells you to use Holbein (double running) stitch.
> However, since the piece will be lined and the back of the work will
> never be seen, is there any compelling reason to use Holbein
> instead of simple backstitch? (By the way, in case it matters,
> this is for my own mundane use - I think blackwork is way OOP for
> my 12th c. persona.)
jerusha (in Meridies)
University of Tennessee
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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