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Dress made from embroidered pina cloth - interestingPiña is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple plant and is commonly used in the Philippines. It is sometimes combined with silk or polyester to create a textile fabric. Piña's name comes from the Spanish word piña which literally means pineapple.

Cette épingle a été découverte par oyo yue. Découvrez vos propres épingles sur Pinterest et enregistrez-les.

1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.

embroidery of cute librarian! i would love for somebody to make me a bag with this on it.

Stitching // omg Julia this was the final push to inspire me to start embroidering, tooooooo. Going to the craft store tomorrow.

pretty much the one thing i know how to embroider...fish.

Stencil and embroidery by A Fashionable Stitch, via Flickr