Mary Polityka Bush


The Great Pretender: Dresden Lace Embroidery

The technique known variously as Dresden lace embroidery originated in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, which is located in the southeastern part of present-day Germany, in the seventeenth century.

Inspired by Jane Austen: A Regency-Era Doll Dress to Sew and Embroider

Jane Austen, who never married, had no children of her own. As a doting aunt, Jane is likely to have lavished attention on her numerous nieces and nephews, in particular her older brother Edward’s firstborn daughter, Fanny, who was her favorite niece.

The Traditional Red Embroidery of the Slavic People

Embroidery, one of the foremost Slavic folk arts, was so revered that it was mentioned in folktales, songs, and proverbs.

Discover the Three-Dimensional Beauty of Casalguidi Embroidery

Casalguidi embroidery is a distinctive three-dimensional form of needlework, which is worked in neutral colors and mimics sculpted marble.

Discover the Beauty of Art Silk Embroidery

With its focus on meticulous, true-to-life interpretations of natural subject matter, silk art embroidery was popular in America from 1877 to 1907.