This group discusses the embroidery of the 16th and 17thC. There is a seperate group for stumpwork.
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Thanks so much for the mention of more copies of Twixt at $100. Tricia of Thistle Threads has mentioned it's the ideal course book for the TT Stumpwork Course, and our members have been desperately looking for copies.
You and I met just the other day, btw. I am working on amalgamating my two names - Megan Hodges and Elmsley Rose. I left some comments on your blog about doing the Stumpwork Casket course and on the bargello piece you'd done and I wanted to do? I did get your replies tho I don't think I've replied yet :-)
Eliz Stitching is THE best book on Elizabethan gold metal thread surface stitching. This is the opinion of every 16th/17thC embroiderer I know. Jane Zimmerman's books on the subject are good, (and simpler but a LOT less broad) but the macro photos, the magnificent case studies, the featured motifs, the general discussions of each stitch, the number of stitches covered.....everything from Tent Stitch, to the Dreaded Plaited Braid Stitch (with a number of variations), to Knitting Stitch (a lovely background stitch) and the list goes on.....it sounds like you don't need a description of the book yourself but I thought others but like to hear a little more about it. It is hard to get now, too - the price will only esculate, in my experience of limited print very specialist books. You know that Twixt originally sold at $30? Now $300 on Amazon, which is why the HHandiworks offer is brilliant. Thanks again.
Thank you ladies for your suggestions and I will contact the Wooly Thread and Tanja Berlin. But most of all, I want to thank Jeannette Sinclair! What a lovely offer to send these pieces of twill to me and I will gladly accept your generosity. What can I do for you in return? Please write to me privately at email@example.com . I really truly appreciate you! Have a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season to all.
Thank you Nina. Yes, i had forgotten about Tanja Berlin. She does carry a good line of products and designs and she is in Canada. RSN Grad.
Cookie, That is one fabulous offer you have received from Jeannette.
I am a teacher too but in Canada. Fabric and threads are perpetual problem that I have never been able to resolve. My students would also like to have access to really good quality fabric such as linen and twill but I am loathe to order anything 'sight unseen'. These fabrics are expensive - then add exchange, mailing, import and sales taxes plus wastage and the cost goes beyond imagination. I am permanently watching for alternatives and that is what we use. I wish it were different. What we do though that helps is....we always place a backing fabric behind what is visible. This resolve many problems.
All good wishes.
Hi Cookie, I get my Appleton Crewel Wool from The Wooly Thread (Jan is in Yakima, WA. She is really fast delivering & I'm in the Phila. area) The wool is $1.45/skein.
I have English linen twill I would be glad to donate to the students. One piece is 20"x20" and 21"x26". Don't know if that enough. I ordered it directly from Britian about a year ago. I really like using linen. Not crazy about the twill. It's yours at no cost if you would like me to send it to you. It is clean and in original cellophane wrapping.
In the meantime have a wonderful holiday and all the best for the new year.
Jeannette in PA
I teach a Jacobean crewel course at the adult education series at a local high school and am getting ready to start a new class at the end of January. Last session, I used a synthetic fabric that looked similar to linen twill and DMC threads because of the cost. Now the students are asking for the real thing, linen and wool yarn, and I am wondering if anyone knows of a U.S. source selling good English linen twill and Appleton's yarn at a reasonable price? This is all I ever worked on personally in the past and I wasn't happy teaching with the cheaper things, but thought there might have been a price resistance for the class. I would appreciate any help.
I think Elmsley Rose's idea is good. I would add that there are some good instruction books (old by 2D standards) available used for pennies on the dollar. I taught myself a lot about crewel work from Erica Wilson's book Crewel Embroidery. ( I was 12 at the time.) I love Mary Corbet's site and use it often. I find books a welcome resource when my eyes are tired from "screen" use and when I need to look at instructions repeatedly. Today I think we have the best of both worlds with videos & books! Good luck! RR418
Judy, Why don't you have a look at http://www.needlenthread.com/2010/04/crewel-embroidery-project-step...
Mary has great how-to stitch descriptions and videos on her site. I haven't done crewel embroidery myself, I simply know some good links. That link to The Unbroken Thread blog provides the list of Crewel Books required for the 1 week Royal School of Needlework course on Crewel- I'd say that's a good starting point for books.
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