Khamak – Pashtun embroidery

Fine embroidery is not the first thing that comes to most people‚Äôs mind when they hear the name Afghanistan. But for a group of women in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, fine khamak embroidery has become their saving grace, their livelihood and their source of power, confidence and independence.Kandahar…

Embroidery and Millinery Combined

Millinery is the odd one out on this site devoted to embroidery and needlework. … Or is it? On Jamie’s guest appearance on the “While She Naps” podcast, he talked about how millinery was kind of complementary and sort of fit under the larger umbrella of working with needle and…