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Naoko Shimoda's Embroidery Book - Japanese Craft Book

Naoko Shimoda's Embroidery Book - Japanese Craft Book, via Etsy.

Kogin- a variation of Sashiko - is worked on evenweave fabric with stitches of uneven length in an over/under darning pattern and only stitched horizontally.

Japanese traditional handball -temari- Temari used to be a toy for handball. Historically, temari were constructed from the remnants of old kimonos. Pieces of silk fabric would be wadded up to form a ball, and then the wad would be wrapped with strips of fabric. Now, these are for decor only, not for handball any more.

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.

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Vintage Spool of Cream Colored Thread

Vintage Spool of Cream Colored Thread.

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.