Cynthia LeCount Samaké


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An Indigo Stitch-Resist Scarf to Make

Give dyeing with indigo a try! This striking scarf features resist patterns made by folding, stitching, and pleating.

The Embroidered Huipiles of Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec

The huipil has varied slightly over time, being wider and looser during certain periods and shorter and tighter in others, but always made from a rectangle folded in half with the neck cut out and the sides stitched together to the armholes.

Vietnamese Silk Embroidery

Vietnamese silk embroidery took me completely by surprise. My friend Tara and I had jumped on a plane for a spontaneous, whirlwind two-week trip to Vietnam, with no preparation except the purchase of a Lonely Planet guide.