Tag Archives: chain stitch

Tide Pool

This is a guest post from my mother, Laura! During the course Sumptuous Surfaces, given by Sharon B at PinTangle, I chose a beach theme and designed two projects. Both designs feature hands at the beach. ┬áThe first project had … Continue reading

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Chain stitched suzani

Y’all, here is a suzani from Tajikistan worked entirely in chain stitch. I believe they used a tambour hook, which I introduced yesterday through French and Indian embroidery. It’s a worldwide technique! Thanks again to Dr. Shirazi for so generously … 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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Follow up: Geometric chain stitch

So, several of y’all had more questions about the embroidery in this picture (previous post about the geometric chain stitch design). First, about the scale: The inner core of the design (consisting of the 4×4 block of squares) is 7 … Continue reading

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Geometric chain stitch

So – another post on acquisitions from Thailand. Is this Hmong or Indian or something else? I don’t know! This design is very geometric and based on spirals, like the Hmong cross-stitch designs I showed earlier. However, instead of cross-stitch, … Continue reading

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Indian Embroidery: Gujarati dancers

Deepa Balagopal has kindly let me know that one of the “Hmong” embroideries I posted earlier was miscategorized – the elephant design is actually an Indian design, although the cross-stitch is Hmong style. It’s long enough ago that my parents … Continue reading

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