Monthly Archives: January 2011

Talliaferro Designs

I am very very excited to announce that I found a brand new line of crewel embroidery designs by Anna Garris Goiser from Virginia (USA)! So brand new that the chartpacks are in fact being written right now. The Royal … Continue reading

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This is a type of Norwegian embroidery, popular also in the northern midwest USA. It’s very geometric with lots of square eyelets and lacy fillings. Nordic Needle’s specialty is hardanger, and they provide an extensive overview of the topic, lots … Continue reading

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Singapore: Chinese embroidery

Look what I got for Christmas! My parents bought this in Singapore in the mid-eighties. It’s definitely from the Chinese tradition, and probably created in Singapore itself. Sorry about the flash reflection in the glass. This is partially painted and … Continue reading

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Bird Brocade II

So, I’ve been stitching up a storm in the last week. You can see the last report in the earlier post Bird Brocade. As a reminder, I am keeping the colors and designs from the kit, but inventing my own … Continue reading

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