Jeanine of Italian Needlework blog shares the news that Poncetto Lace by Theresa Rizzi is now available free from the Smithsonian’s internet archive. This little instruction book, published in 1917, may be the only manual ever created in English for …
Gabi of Feeling Stitchy takes a look at the traditional embroidery of northern Portugal, Viana do Castelo. Enjoy the article.
Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread is giving away a copy of Yvette Stanton‘s Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães. If you’d like to get your hands on this lovely instructional volume, go to Mary’s blog post to …
Gabi of Feeling Stitchy introduces us to traditional embroidery from the Nisa region of Portugal. Check out her post.
Neki Desu shares another excellent video of a Japanese textile tradition, this time sashiko. Go to her post.
(1) Combined chain stitch and buttonhole stitch by Needle ‘n’ Thread
(2) Chain stitch by Little Lovelies
(3) Back stitch by Little Lovelies
(4) Bullion knot by Follow the White Bunny
(5) Beaded Palestrina stitch by Needle ‘n’ Thread
Lakshmi of Hand Embroidery from Sadalas celebrates the latest TAST Challenge by showing off an abundance of French-knot projects–from accents to patterns to floral masses to French knots on sequins. She says the knot technique is slightly different in Indian …
Carolyn Foley of Caro-Rose-Creations is sharing photos of a Sri Lankan tablecloth in her collection. She says, “There are a lot of Indian elements in this piece of embroidery but it is still typically Sri Lankan.” The artist used just …
Even if you didn’t sign up on the official roster for the free chikankari class by Anita of Artisticfingers, you can still enjoy the lessons and follow along. Anita is posting each one on her blog! Go to the first …
Get a brief education in Suzani–”an embroidery technique, practiced across Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the northern regions of India and other central Asian countries.” Pallavi‘s post on the Textile Arts Center’s blog will have you scouring the web for …
Tricia of Thistle Threads has started a new, fascinating project. She has acquired an antique casket (the type usually covered with embroidered fabric) in bad shape but with much of the original hardware intact. She’ll be deconstructing it carefully to …
Anita of Artistic Fingers will lead a free online class in Chikankari over six to eight weeks. She says,
This Indian embroidery is a form of whitework…This embroidery is a combination of techniques–shadow work, pulled thread, and surface embroidery.
Here’s another in Mary Corbet‘s series of Hungarian-inspired embroidery patterns. Go to her Needle ‘n’ Thread blog post to get the download.
Inspired by colorful, intricate Huichol beadwork, Michelle of A Can of Crafty Curiosities created this pony image entirely of French knots. Beautiful! See more views at her blog post.
Hannah of Enbrouderie shares another work of ethnic fiber art from Dr. Shirazi’s collection: Iranian pateh embroidery. See lots of close-up photos at Hannah’s blog post.