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Sashiko / love this b/c it feels very random and organic but you can also feel that it's done by hand. - would be lovely as a tone-on-tone print.

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Temari, is a Japanese thread ball, which is a symbol of perfection. There is a long history about the weaving of thread to create this artwork....Photo by...Nana Akua.

Alternative embroidery thread storage, but doesn't seem as simple as a clothes peg since I'd have to tuck in the end of the thread and then find it again instead of just clipping it.

pulled thread work embroidery: Pulled thread embroidery is a counted thread technique. Stitches are worked around groups of threads in the base fabric to form gaps, creating lacy, airy fillings, bands, border and hems.

Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Ikat by Australians Studying Abroad (Christopher Wood), via Flickr

***I like the idea of using varied colors of thread when doing simple stitching!

drawing by sewing machine. By LaventimeDreams (etsy seller from the Sunshine State)

♒ Enchanting Embroidery ♒ Tender is the Earth by Adelaide Shalhope, Linen, wool, silk charmeuse, cotton thread. Machine and hand stitched

Africa | Embroidered panel from Morocco | ca. 1880 | Linen and silk | One of the rarest and finest examples of Moroccan embroidery, this wall hanging (arid) displays the most remarkable achievement of a Chefchaouene needlewoman's skills.

red thread poetry dress by ruthrae, via Flickr