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Traditional burse

by Marie
(Ottawa)

Please tell me which stitch is used to sew the traditional (i.e., as those made prior to 1962)burse.


What type of cardbosrd was used in the traditional burse?

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Feb 18, 2010
material for burse boards
by: Catherine

Using wood for the burse boards is not a good idea since the wood will cause the fabric to disintegrate more quickly. I suggest using an acid free, museum quality matte board which is quite stiff and will not interfere with the integrity of the fabric. One sheet of matte board produced nine 8x8 inch squares.

Jan 27, 2010
Required Stitch for Traditional Burse
by: Lynne Green

Marie, as far as I know, the burse we make today is the same as that which was made back in the sixties. That being said, it all might have been stitched by hand, but unfortunately, I don't know the particular type of stitch that was used. (Anyone else who does, would you be willing to share it here?)

Our burse is the traditional gothic burse. We sew the banding onto the fabric using a machine, but the rest is hand-stitched (You can see how it is done by clicking here.

As far as the boards go, we use special wooden boards in our burse, which are far more durable than cardboard.

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