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by Tuppence
Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie question - Medieval clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 6195

Ok - am speaking as a re-enactor and costumer (just to declare any conflict of interest... :D Really, really, really, join a group first. Some groups allow machine stitching and cotton, some insst on correct materials (linen, wool) and hand finishing, some even insist on handsewn. That plus 'medieva...
by Tuppence
Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Just realized, I forgot about the hoiton lace shop - they sell antique lace with pics online, and have several C18th bits at the mo. (pics online) http://www.honitonlace.com/ (there's also a link to a museums lace exhibition - pics not terribly detailed) As (a large) aside - on the C16th front, have...
by Tuppence
Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is a prix or stabbing stitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 2831

Ooh - probably the stitch I use most of all!! As said above, stab stitch looks just like running stitch - the difference being that instead of being worked just from one side, it's worked from both. (ie - running stitch is two or more stitches made at once, (in a run - hence the name) from the top s...
by Tuppence
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Have had a (very quick) look, and although I can't find anything about the first use of bobbin lace, it was definitely known in the 16th century: 1578 "james Backhouse, of Kirby in Lonsdale. Bobbin lace, 6s. per ounce." 1597 "John Farbeck of Durham. In ye Shoppe, 4oz. & half of Bobbing lace, 6s....

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