A cheaper method was to use a strip of gilded or silvered animal gut (membrane), but thread made in this way tarnished more easily. ... The coil is cut off in short sections and sewn down like a bead. GORE. ... artist-designers have developed the use of the modern domestic sewing machine for the decoration of vestments. ... The couching stitches are not regularly spaced, but can be varied in density to indicate shading and to alter the relationship between gold and colour. PALMETTE.
|Title||:||High fashion in the church|
|Publisher||:||Maney Pub - 2002-09|