French knots Indian style

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 … Read More ...

Artistry in table linens

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 … Read More ...

Learn about Suzani

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 … Read More ...

Tricia’s “Yucky Casket”

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 … Read More ...

Free online class: Chikankari

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.

Beautiful! … Read More ...