"Thanks guys! It's actually pretty sturdy for lacy knitting because so much of it is either solid stockinette, or three-row-high eyelets (they've got doubled horizontals). Regular lacy knitting (and lace knitting) is far more…"
Thank you for the information, but I don't have any of those books! Now it is making me crazy so I must just keep looking. On the upside I keep finding new patterns I would love to have a go at. Blackwork is definitely on the list when I am done with the sampler. Thanks again, Susan
Hi, and thank you for your comments on my drawn thread work sampler a few days ago. I have posted a close-up of the band you were interested in but I have lost my documentation of where I found this band. As you seemed to recognize it I would appreciate you letting me know of its origins. It is sure to be in one of my books but I just can't find it again. Love your work!!
just been on string or nothing, so interesting reading about the backgroung as looking at it I thought it was pulled work, have not come accrosss pulled cross stitch before. You say 40ct is quite big for you, you must have very good eyesight to stitch on this fabric.
Hi - I've had The New Carolingian Modelbook for years, I pull it out and find little motifs. Lots of towels and things with acorns on around here. I have piece of linen set aside to do something big... one day! Lovely to see your work on here.
"I can think of at least one blackwork museum artifact with direct lineage to the plume pattern, and quite a few caskets that were influenced by the polychrome pages. "
" ..... the Facebook Historic Embroiderers would LOVE to hear all about this. Perhaps you could do a String_Or_Nothing blog entry on it and I'll link to it in the group as being relevant to us? Or perhaps you would care to join the group? You can make a "placeholder' Facebook page that is simply connected to the Group - so no notifications or entering information yourself - we've been building a collected of Speckled Blackwork and had quite a long discussion about it. Some of the people contributing are at, or near the top of the amateur field, and eager and happy to help :-) I'd love to see you there,
I've come across plenty of mentions of your blog around the place. Do you have Google Analytics or some other Blog/Wordpress analytics utility attached to your blog? I'm constantly amazed by who visits me ..... people from Russia, Ukraine, Tibet, Mexico .... haven't had one from Iceland yet but I reckon it's only a matter of time!