I was advised to post this question on the clothes board as well as needlework so here we are
Here are examples of what I am talking about:http://www.bebaroque.co.uk/product.php/57/18/lady_godivahttp://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a199/momo_momo/00070m.jpg
I imagine that soluble backing solves the support problem and possibly the stretch problem, but what would you use to hold the fabric as you are working (will a hoop jack things up)? I'm also pondering over the thread/floss and needle size.
Any general ponderings appreciated before I take a crack at this. I plan to try something on high-denier tights, move on to lower denier, and dabble in the beading (don't you just love the painted and beaded blue/white ones)
It's looking very doable to me (I'm ambitious
) unless there is a wild card factor I'm not thinking of.