--- In sca-jml@y..., Elaine Koogler <ekoogler@c...> wrote:
> I guess I may have misspoken...I did mean padded...not quilted, as
we think of it.
> Although...again I have read in one of my books on costuming, that
the Japanese were
> among one of the first cultures to do the piecework/patchwork as is
seen in modern
> western quilt tops!
You know, I was on Steffan's Florgium looking over quilt stuff, and I
think that europe was first with "crazy quilts". It said in there
that crazy quilts were period, but I've NEVER seen any books or
anything else ever referrence quilting was period either. Of course,
I only started to look at the stuff and not all that deeply (yet).
I have a book called "Omiyage" (I think) which is patchwork like
little bags. It's mentioned that in period, the peasant class used
to make little bags (the size of marble bags) and give them as gifts
to their shogun/royality. I'm not sure if this is the case or not
(Edward?) but the book is SO cool and has little bags that are in the
shape of flowers, birds, fish and all sorts of other sewing
projects. I'm thinking of making some anyhow for gifts. What the
heq, huh? If they were period, it would be a PLUS for sure.
Sashiko, (yeah, I like sashiko) isn't period, but blackwork IS, and I
guess they both use the same sort of stitches. It's very frustrating
to me that sashiko isn't period...I was hoping to make a sashiko
table setting with a traditional ceramic tea set for Caid's
Pentathlon in two years, but it isn't period. WAH!!!!