Domestitchery – Sitting Around Stitching


Domestitchery is where we take a look at how talented people make ordinary domestic items extraordinary through creative needlework.

Holiday dinners in my family were around a table with chairs with needlepoint seats that my Great-grandmother Elder carefully stitched.  Those chairs have sadly disappeared, but when I last saw them they were at least 60 years old and the stitchery was in great shape.  Let’s embrace the durability of needlework and celebrate those who commit to the hard work of stitching hard-wearing places to sit.

What appears to be church pews and chairs… talk about dedication.

church ?

A side chair from  the Textile Museum in Blönduós.

Embroidered chair seat

Notice how the needlework seat is in much better condition than the wooden stool.

Embroidered Stool

Photos courtesy of these flickr streams and pool: Waltwoolfolk, ckrub, and What the folk say.

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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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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