Monthly Archives: December 2010

Balinese legong dancer

I finished the Rowandean cat, so that means I can start another project. Technically, this is double-counting since I started the Bird Brocade crewel project on the basis that I was almost done with the cat, but whatever. This post … Continue reading

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Rowandean Cat – finished

Finished! Previous post on the cat.

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Les Patrons-Modèles “Echo”, Les – Album No. 3 – Travaux de Dames

This is a free book from Paris, 1925. It’s another find in the Antique Pattern Library, and its focus is cutwork. Not that you have to do the designs in cutwork. I haven’t tried cutwork yet, but one of these … Continue reading

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The Yao (or Mien) Hill Tribe of Thailand

My mother bought the embroidered pants below at the Chiang Mai night market in Thailand in the mid eighties. They’re from the Yao (or Mien) Hill Tribe. To the left is a closeup of the pantcuffs. My mother was told … Continue reading

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Rowandean cat

Here is yet another kit I’m so very close to finishing. It’s a small kit from Rowandean Embroidery, which is a British company with a huge variety of kits. This design is about 3 inches by 4 inches. I don’t … Continue reading

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Swedish weaving/huck embroidery

I’ll be showing this form of embroidery in two very different materials: one is a sampler I stitched with embroidery floss on huck cloth/popcorn fabric, and one is an afghan my grandmother stitched in yarn on monk’s cloth. For each … Continue reading

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Enciclopedia de las Señoras

I found a little something in Google Books: “Enciclopedia de las Señoras, que Contiene las Artes y Labores de Utilidad y de Recreo” (Encyclopedia of the Ladies, that contains recreational and useful arts and works) translated from French to Spanish … Continue reading

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Crewel embroidery: Custom House of Needlearts

Before I go on to the rest of the post: OMG SHARON B AT PINTANGLE LINKED ME!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYWAY, the photos below are of my Mini Bellpull Kit #46 from Custom House of Needle Arts, the original range. … Continue reading

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Revised Needle and Hook

Here’s another free book, the full title of which is Revised Needle and Hook: Instructions in Silk Embroidery, Knitting and Crocheting, Illustrated with cuts, half tones and color plates. It’s available online from the Antique Pattern Library, and originally published … Continue reading

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Goldwork

Goldwork is usually pricey, and I personally don’t like a lot of the goldwork designs I’ve seen. For me, they overfocus on the gold. I prefer goldwork pieces that incorporate gold as a part of the design. That said, I’d … Continue reading

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