Monthly Archives: August 2011

More on the Sandy Starkman Jacket

So there were some questions in the comments about how the jacket was worked. I’m guessing it’s a form of needle-lace/needle-weaving, based on similarity to images in the Encyclopedia of Needlework, by Therese de Dillmont (it’s public domain, so it’s … Continue reading

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Needlelace Jacket

My mother is visiting me! She found this wonderful jacket in a thrift store for $7. It’s covered in couched cording and needlelace cutouts. The tag says it is Sandy Starkman, 100% silk, and made in India. Suddenly, I have … Continue reading

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Yellow for the Castelo Branco bird

I have settled on yellow DMC satin floss for the main body of the bird. It’s bright and shiny, and very easy to obtain. I’m going to see if I can get a smoother effect with some thread conditioner, and … Continue reading

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Mexican Birds

Today I’m showing another embroidery from Dr. Shirazi’s collection (see bottom of post for details on the collection). This is from Mexico, and is worked in matizada (variegated) threads, which are often used in Ocotlan. However, it is really a … Continue reading

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