This week I received a copy of Boscobel from Marsha Parker and I consider it is a wonderful copy of a very beautiful piece of work. I know I won't be starting it for some time but could not resist opening up the polythene cover and taking a detailed look at it.
One of the stitches it calls for is Holbein Stitch or Double Running Stitch. It looks very easy but can someone tell me how to anchor securely, the beginning of the thread in the "early" stitches which jump over 3 threads of linen evenweave? The same goes for securing the end of the thread as well.
The more I see of these charts, the more I would like to go and see the originals. It appears quite a few are based in Cambridge (UK) at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Has anyone been to this Museum?