Pinning The Past – Faded Beauty

I bought this framed embroidery a couple of weeks ago. The combination of soft, delicate colours, natural linen fabric and wood frame beguiled me. On closer inspection, the glass was filthy, the embroidery squashed under the glass, the background damaged by a water mark and evidence of wool-eating beasties could…

Needle Exchange: Sashiko Stitching

Hello Everybody! Today we’ll be looking at Sashiko. “Sashiko” means “little stabs”, the verb “sasu” means “to pierce”. This type of needlework is used in traditional Japanese quilting, and utilizes a long running stitch to form the geometric patterns. It seems the earliest use of this method was to reinforce…

The Funk Files: Embroidery Frontiers – Meet Tatiana Kononova

  Name: Tatiana Kononova Location: Moscow, Russia Website: Mrs. Chaplin’s Shop Past What was your first exposure to embroidery, and what did you think of it? I think I was about 7 years old when my mother bought me a small embroidery kit – that was a red plastic hoop…