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1156Re: [WKneedle] question re: Holbein stitch

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  • Susan B. Farmer
    Apr 1, 2007
      Quoting Joan Hall <joan_the_harpist1119@...>:

      > I am starting a linen blackwork needlebook from a kit, and I have a
      > 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.)

      I believe that you'd use much less thread ..... but I"m not certain.

      jerusha (in Meridies)
      Susan Farmer
      University of Tennessee
      Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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