Re: Embroidery question
- At 8:31 PM +0000 4/26/05, violingoddesss wrote:
>I have just recently been named A&S Mistress of my Barony. And I haveWelcome, Meghan!
>always had a problem with embroidery stictches. Counted Cross Stitch
>is the only stitch I'm even remotely comfortable with. But
>unfortunately, I don't know much about it in period. Are there any
>books on that? If I'm not using Aida cloth, I have NO IDEA how big to
>make the stitches. If I'm stitching on even-weave linen, do I count
>threads or do I just stitch freely? When I'm stitching, how many
>threads do I use? Is there a book out there that tells me all these
Fortunately the Needleworkers Guild has lots of resources that can help you.
For questions about what stitches are period, take a look at the back
issues of our Guild newsletter _Filum Aureum_. All except the one or
two most recent are online at:
For your questions about cross stitch in particular, look at the
Spring 2002 issue which has an article called "Cross Cultural." This
explains how cross stitch was used in the SCA's period and there are
two pages of period patterns as well.
In the Files section of this mailing list there are also lots of
resources, including the patterns and instructions for some of our
Guild kits (which are designed as introductions to particular
stitching styles), a recommended book list with notes about which
books are good ones, and lots more.
Also, just look us up at any Kingdom event. We have a Guild pavilion
with our "gold needle" on it that you'll see at Crown Tournaments,
and most of the time we're at Coronations as well. I know there will
be several of us at Beltane this coming weekend. I know it's a long
drive, but we'd love to see you!
Hopefully some others will chime in as well!
O (Lady) Christian de Holacombe , Shire of Windy Meads
+ Chris Laning <claning@...>
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