This skirt is signed in embroidered stitches by its maker, Maria Papadopoula, and dated 1757. The top pleated edge is intended to be worn not around the waist but higher, under the arms, held in place by shoulder straps. It is constructed from five loom-widths of a mixed cotton and linen. The opening down the middle of the central width would have allowed room for it to be put on, and also facilitated breast-feeding.

The figure of Jael was worked separately and attached over an under drawing. The face and arms are made with silk satin, her headscarf and cloak are detached needle-lace stitch worked on a wire which could be shaped to create a billowing effect. The skirt is worked entirely on wire of a heavier gauge. Embroidered mirror frame. 1672. British. Silk, metal, glass beads, mica, seed pearls.

1330–1350, England. Chasuble. Silk and silver–gilt thread and colored silks in underside couching, split stitch, laid–and–couched work, and raised work, with pearls on velvet. The back view of this one shows three scenes embroidered directly on the velvet field: the Coronation of the Virgin, the Adoration of the Magi, and the Annunciation. They are placed within a framework of intertwining oak branches decorated with animal faces as well as hanging acorns completely fashioned from pearls.

Detail of silk dress,1904

19th C Greek, cotton & silk

detail, Woman's jacket, ca. 1616 English at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/23.170.1

"The Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes...with apt notes to sing them withall" cover - English ca 1635. Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches.

Jael and Barak, 1672, English, Medium: Satin worked with silk and metal thread, beads, purl, mica, seed pearls; detached buttonhole variations, long-and-short, satin, couching, and straight stitches; wood frame, celluloid imitation tortoiseshell, mirror glass, silk, plush.

Embroidered Textile Made in Greece 18th century Linen plain weave with silk embroidery in cross and loose cross stitches

Romanian 1900–1981

JUNKO OKO

Dress late 19th–early 20th century Macedonian Greece linen, wool

Alexander Calder's dining room

Dress , 1875–1925 Greek silk

Robe 1870, Chinese, Made of silk

Christine Mauersberger

Save money by making your own silkscreen for printing! Easy to do, takes very little time, and oh so cheap! Full tutorial at Showtime Stitches blog

Diagonal rows of lozenges with saw-toothed edges embroidered in red, white, buff and yellow silk on a blue ground. This pillow cover is medium: silk embroidery on linen foundation technique: embroidered in counted running stitch on plain weave foundation. Its dimensions are: H x W: 39 x 59 cm (15 3/8 x 23 1/4 in.). This pillow cover is from Greece and dated "18th century".

embroidery from the island of Crete

Million Little Stitches: Mineral