Monthly Archives: March 2011

Japanese thimbles

This post is about handmade Japanese thimbles (like the one with the watermelon design)! Apparently, Japanese thimbles are rings instead of the shape I’m used to. Ma Mercerie by Chloe Patricia is a blog about all the ways you can … Continue reading

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Chinese embroidery: 100 children playing

This is a Chinese embroidery depicting the Buddha and 100 children playing. My mother told me she counted once, and there were indeed 100 children. I tried to double check, but I kept losing track so I’m just going to … Continue reading

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Indian embroidery: Kutch work

This is a type of embroidery from the Indian state of Gujarat, and is especially popular in the Kutch and Bhuj regions. It’s closely related to Armenian embroidery – they both use interlaced herringbone stitch. The Indian designs tend to … Continue reading

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