For centuries, the need to create warm bedding together with an endless supply of old clothing has resulted in the production of elaborately embroidered sujnis in Bihar.
Teaching a child to tat in the oppressive Oklahoma summer heat presents certain challenges. Here are a few rules to keep in mind to make the experience more enjoyable for all involved.
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Pockets—practical, convenient, and sometimes, so mysterious. Find them hidden inside or boldly stitched to the front of a garment.
Mounting and framing heirloom embroidery, cross-stitch, and other small textiles safely takes a little work, but the results are more than worth it.
Friends back home had suggested that I purchase lace while in Russia.
For weddings, it is rare for all dowry items to be made brand new. In this case, an upcycled square piece of textile was embroidered and then folded in half and stitched along the sides to form a small bag.
Modes of dress are constantly changing, even those that are apparently cemented in tradition.
The repairs turned out to be far more daunting than I had anticipated. Nearly every motif needed at least one repair; some of them were quite complex.