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Oct. 5th, 2006 @ 07:16 pm Wow
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Hello all my name is Abby. I just joined here and already I can see Im going to be totally inspired by all your lovely posts. I have always been facinated by the embroidery on vintage clothes I see in thrift stores and Im going to attempt to start embellishing some of my own. I found a few awesome embroidery supply sites online namely sublime stitching, amazon, ebay and my local rag shop. I hope to learn alot of tips and techniques from you guys. I want to share with you my favorite shirt ever, I didn't do this work but Im sure some crafty woman spent a long time making it look this good...


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From:leeneh
Date:October 6th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yes! That is nice work! *wants*
It looks Mongolian to me, but I'm not sure. Do you know where it is from?

I've been wanting to learn that technique using pewter thread on leather (traditional Sámi handicraft), but no-one knows it where I currently live.
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From:asprocketrocket
Date:October 6th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
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I thought it to look more traditional celtic personally but I have no idea of the origin. The tag is washed out so no writing is visible unfortunately.
Are you talking about the little metal embroidery thats on many indian saris? I always thought that was beautiful too.
I think mr first project is going to be a koi on some jeans. I have a koi pond with about 6 large koi one of them is a bright golden color with two black spots on his back. He will be immortalized soon :)
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From:leeneh
Date:October 9th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Yes, both the knotwork and the colours could just as well be Celtic, that's absolutely true! But I'm not so sure about the shape of the garment or the technique used. :)

The Sámi are the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia, and here and here you can see examples of their pewter embroidery on wool cloth, and here and here you can see what can be done with it on leather. I find it so pretty it hurts!

Kois are excellent motifs. You'd actually think they're fake, sometimes, that's how incredibly beautifully decorated they can be! Oh, and we will want to see your work when it's done, of course! :)

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From:asprocketrocket
Date:October 6th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
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oops. *"my"