Domestitchery – Come In Suzani And Have A Seat


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Something, or rather *someone, inadvertently sent me on a suzani searching expedition last month.  I recognized suzani from my addiction to professional utilization of shelter magazines, but didn’t know much about them other than that they were bold,  beautiful and embroidered… just like Mr. X Stitch himselfWikipedia says, “Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan,  Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries.”  There is a lot more information about the making and history of suzanis online, but TheMistressT is no Penny Nickels (i.e. T is built for comfort, not for educating ), so she’ll let you set out on this magnificent voyage of discovery for yourself.

Anyway… boy howdy, did I hit the jackpot!  People out there are using them to upholster all manner of furniture.  Way to go, people!

Sofas, chaises, and daybeds:

Time out; chairs, too.


But, wait! There’s more!  Stools, even.

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A refreshing change from the traditional needlepoint seat cushion, I think.  I hope that people out there are utilizing even more styles of embroidery to make big statements in their home decorating and that if those people read this, they will share with me us.

* I can’t remember exactly who it was and I wouldn’t want to break any confidences but let’s just say that his or her name rhymes with either “Reefstank” or “Fister Tex Itch.”

These images are all from the following imaginative suzani utilization engineers (in order of appearance):  Gypsy in Stilettos, Artisan Moveis Bem Pensados, or Material Recovery.

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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