Domestitchery – Blankets


Domestitchery is where we take a look at how talented people make ordinary domestic items extraordinary through creative needlework, but today we’re looking at how talented people use creative needle work to make stitchery of extraordinary domestic items.

It takes a special kind of determination and stamina to embroider a blanket with more than just a small monogram or corner detail.

That’s probably why FateWineRose’s Aunt Doris left this wonderful Swedish huckwork piece unfinished.

Huck work or Swedish Weaving Embroidered blanket
Huck work or Swedish Weaving Embroidered blanket

A detail of the loveliness:

Huck work detail
Huck work detail

Drew Leavy discovered these jubulent pieces on a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Embroidered Blankets
Embroidered Blankets

This blanket of Santo Entierro leaves me speechless and just about breathless – as it may have been meant to do.

Blanket of Santo Entierro - Angat, Bulacan
Blanket of Santo Entierro – Angat, Bulacan

It is used as part of the Holy Week celebration in Angat, Bulacan, Philippines.  Leo Cloma shares the story of finding it on his blog, Akyat-Bahay Gangster.

A simple online search for embroidered blankets turned up mostly children’s themed monograms which are wonderful in their own right, but if any of our readers can share something a little more Mr. X-Stitch style, I know I’d sure love to see them and I bet our readers would, too.

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Tara Fields a.k.a. "TheMistressT" is a scumbler and plastrix by day and a craft dabbler by night. Her mottoes include “any excuse for a costume” and “there’s no such thing as too much carpincho.”
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