I’ve been growing more and more interested in South Asian embroidery. It’s wonderful stuff! In fact, I’ve found some great books in the library, so you’ll be seeing the results from that expedition at some point. In my last post on kantha embroidery (which is done entirely in running stitches) I linked to a lot of tutorials but not many pictures of the results. I’ve continued looking for information, and found these absolutely fantastic photos in an etsy shop for modern kantha embroidery (it’s based in New Jersey).
I have got to start incorporating this into my own work. Here are a few close-ups of the running stitches, so that you believe it’s really done entirely in running stitches: