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Embroidery around the world

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:41 am
by sofiya
Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins [from Wikipedia].

This craft is one of the most popular in the world. The patterns, techniques, tools, and meanings of embroidery are so different from one community to the other.

For example, here is Serbian embroidery designs and traditions.

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Re: Embroidery around the world

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:50 pm
by sofiya
Mexican traditional embroidery patterns.

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Re: Embroidery around the world

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:17 am
by Violet
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Found a photo of antique Moroccan fez embroidery. Beautiful

Re: Embroidery around the world

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:04 pm
by sofiya
Chinese tin embroidery. It is a very special embroidery technique when long pieces of metal (tin foil) are used instead of threads. The craftswomen make the tin foil by themselves – they melt the tin and pour it onto the flat state to make tinplates. After that, the tinplate is cut into strips 1mm wide, right before it is used as a thread.

To read more about this embroidery technique you can here: Chinese ancient craft of tin embroidery – Miao embroidery (

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