Category: Stitchery

Essays I have written on textile history, embellishment technique and Asian-centric DIY articles including a Tibetan tent and a Mongolian boot! Documents are available via pdf download.

Stitchery Series Part II – Tools and Techniques

Bronze needles are the best for embroidery as they have a smooth surface and are more pliable than steel, which reduces finger fatigue…

Stitchery Series Part I – History and Fibers

This 5-part series begins with a very brief historical overview and comparison of embroidery between East and West…

Reconstructing the UlaanBaatar Boot

A friend and I stumbled across these boots in a military antiques shop in Seattle, and recognized them as traditional Mongolian footwear from UlaanBaatar.