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.
A side chair from the Textile Museum in BlÃ¶nduÃ³s.
Notice how the needlework seat is in much better condition than the wooden stool.