Tag: embroidery

The Traveler’s Shirtwaist…

After I finished the skirt (as detailed in my previous post), I turned my attention to an Edwardian blouse called a shirtwaist.

30th Annual Art Auction at MoNA

The 30th Annual Art Auction at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA starts Monday June 6! Support your local gallery and your favorite artists!

A Hatter’s Year: 2021 …

Hats and other projects that kept me busy during the second year of the 2020-2021 pandemic…

Sensing a Trend …

“I see a red door and I want it painted black…” from “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones Black and red, black and grey, black on black. It’s been a trend this year. When customers aren’t ordering blacks and reds, I’m gravitating to… Continue Reading “Sensing a Trend …”

The Glastonbury Gowns…

I had crafted a set of clothing for her daughter, and her husband. Now it is time to complete the circle with a set of gowns for Kate…

First Works of 2021

Projects completed as of February 2021, and an inspired gift that arrived in the mail…

The making of Crow King…

My King Crow Cap is made from rescued textiles and inspired by a manuscript housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is my entry into the “Met 150 Design Contest” which runs through August 12, 2019. Send me luck, and perhaps your vote !

Pro-bono projects – and Morocco…

A repost of a 2017 recap of my pro-bono work and upcoming trip to Morocco.

Stitchery Part IV: Chinese Symbolism…

The invention of the draw loom and the development of brocades allowed patterns to be woven into the cloth, which was often over-embroidered to augment the woven patterns (a technique I now employ on my hats…) 

Stitchery Part III: The Stitches…

There are somewhere around 100 – 150 identifiable embroidery stitches used worldwide. I have only captured here those that are the oldest and most recognizable…