06.12.09

Embroidery inspiration: yellow

More pictures from a book on top of my wish list: Broderies.
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05.12.09

Embroidery inspiration: white

Some pictures from one of the most inspirational book I've seen lately, Broderies.
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26.07.09

Mum's magazine

While going through my little craft library I found a magazine I had 'borrowed' from my mother some time ago. It's a  collection of Yugoslavian embroidery patterns published in 1978 by the Spanish publisher Realce that specializes in needlecraft pattern books. Their magazines used to be the most popular source of motifs for home linen embroidery (tablecloths, bedlinen, towels)... in the  60s and 70s, and my mother, being a professional embroiderer, had quite a  lot of them. I have checked their website now and not only... [Lire la suite]
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10.07.09

An old book

I love Eastern European music, so I was extremely happy when our friends from Antikvariat Mingus in Prague gave me this book. It's an old Czech book about Romanian folk songs, showing a selection of folk music scores with lyrics both in Czech and Romanian and illustrated with pictures of musicians and motifs from traditional embroidery.  There are a few chapters describing the different music styles and typical instruments. For who doesn't know I graduated in History of Music years ago and at that time Ethnomusicology was my... [Lire la suite]
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24.06.09

Embroidery around the house

Love this embroidered headboard by Lydia Lee found at Design*Sponge. Isn't it a clever idea?
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