Hat Bands interesting
the accession of
events of English
the Confessor to the death
it is worked in coloured wools of Harold at Hastings on linen canvas this is, of course, not really tapestry a true tapestry is formed by the interlacing or weaving ;
warp and weft threads by means
of a needle or a
shuttle (see chapter on needle-weaving).
XII c. shows a dainty band made on velvet the quaint
basket of flowers in cross stitch
on a gold-coloured foundation may be worked quite simply on to any material, but in order to keep the rigidity which is characteristic of the stitch it is necessary to have a piece of fine canvas as a foundation. The ribbon is tacked on over it, and the design is worked over the two materials. In the case of velvet this method is reversed, as the pile is always an obstacle in the way The canvas is laid on top of the of accurate sewing. velvet the cross stitch is then easily worked and the threads of the canvas are removed, one by one, when the ;
piece of Fig.
caught down threads, couched closely
coloured velvet worked in this way.
on the outer edges by gold tinsel the strips of orange-coloured to keep them in position either side and peeping through the velvet applied on little touch to the panel, which is stitchery give a gay finished off by lines of gold thread and two little gold ;
The strips of decoration somewhat similar, but not so beads.
at equal intervals are
used except in the front. may be done with canvas stitches, provided
they are applied to designs 131
which are treated
Published on Oct 27, 2016