Tag Archives: cross-stitch

Tajikistan Ornament

Look at this little tasseled ornament! It’s cross-stitch from Tajikistan, and is another example from Dr. Shirazi’s collection (see bottom of post for details on collection). I like the design – very bright and geometric. Finishing the edges with beaded … Continue reading

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Palestinian cross-stitch

This table runner (it’s too big to be a scarf!) is a traditional Palestinian cross-stitch design from Dr. Shirazi’s collection (see bottom of post for details on the collection). You can get an idea of the scale from my notebook … Continue reading

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Medieval Middle Eastern counted thread embroidery

I found a fantastic website from Mathilde Eschenbach with charts for medieval Middle Eastern counted thread embroidery (blackwork, pattern darning, cross-stitch) plus photos of the original pieces. Here are a few example thumbnails to inspire you to take a look:

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Godzilla versus Mouse

Godzilla: This is my entry for the Crochet Wall Hangings division in a state fair some years ago. I got a blue ribbon for it! I designed it myself – with a few tips from my Expert Artist Consultant (hi … Continue reading

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Derwentwater Designs

I thought I’d mention some kits that caught my eye the other day. These are combination cross-stitch center/blackwork frame designs of wildlife from Rose Swalwell of Derwentwater Designs (couldn’t find the designer homepage, so I picked a shop). In the … Continue reading

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Hmong embroidery I: Geometric cross-stitch

Today I have two embroidery pieces to share, both very detailed geometric cross-stitch designs. My parents bought these in Thailand at the Chiang Mai Night Market in the mid-eighties (they had an awful lot of fun in the mid-eighties, as … Continue reading

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O Canada

I was thinking. My philosophy of embroidery is: I know how to doggie paddle so why not jump in the deep end? Sink or swim, y’all! If I get stuck then I desperately hope that Needle ‘n Thread can bail … Continue reading

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The Yao (or Mien) Hill Tribe of Thailand

My mother bought the embroidered pants below at the Chiang Mai night market in Thailand in the mid eighties. They’re from the Yao (or Mien) Hill Tribe. To the left is a closeup of the pantcuffs. My mother was told … Continue reading

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Cross stitch

I won’t be discussing cross-stitch often, since I rapidly lose interest in making billions of identical little x’s. But, if you’d like some exotic cross-stitch designs, take a look at PINN Cross Stitch (it’s a Thai company). It’s still affordable … Continue reading

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