Category Archives: Fashion

Embroidered Music Video

Something to rock out to this morning! Here is the music video for Favorite Place, directed by¬†Christophe Thockler, who apparently LOVES embroidery supplies! It is SO COOL! Y’all will love it! you must watch it right now!!!! It’s from the … Continue reading

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Tambour work

A lot of blogs have linked to the NPR story on the French embroidery studio Maison Lesage, plus Dr. Shirazi sent me the link. It’s about tambour embroidery, which is the type of embroidery used in French fashion embroidery. This … Continue reading

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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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Hand & Lock (Part 2)

I thought I’d mention here that Hand & Lock is opening a new branch in New York City, including a school of embroidery! And they are kicking it off with a big embroidery conference, “Embroidery in the New World” on … Continue reading

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Hand & Lock (Part 1)

My mother recently visited London, so I sent her on an investigative reporting assignment on embroidery! She signed up for a tour of Hand & Lock’s embroidery studio, which was absolutely fantastic. Here is her report: Introduction There are two … Continue reading

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