It's very simple to do.
Posted by Tilde on November 25, 1997 at 04:20:01:
In response to "drawn thread", written by JennieC on November 23, 1997 at 15:01:15
] The way the edges of the sleeves are done - what is that called?
] It's called "drawn thread" work. It's a very tedious and delicate task (by hand), but with such a beautiful result. You pull threads in fine fabric (like Irish linen, muslin, organdy, etc.) in a precise pattern, and it leaves a neat design. My great-grandmother knew how to do this. Wish I did!
It is very simple to do, not at all tedious, but it does take some patience and material where the threads are easily distinguishable from each other (linen is the easiest). I have some drawings of how it's done and can scan them and send them to you, if you want to have them. (or to any body who wants to have them on their home-page, I don't have one, unfortunately). Just let me know the format you want them in and I'll e-mail them as an attachment.
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