Embroidery, Etiquette, Side Projects, and More — Broiderie stitch
A brief overview on types of handmade lace and their history. The origins of bobbin and needle lace as well as the earliest lacemaking machines. The duties of a lace maker, lace cutter, and pattern drafter in a lace workshop.
A look at some of the iconic stitches used in Deerfield embroidery, how they're made and why they were chosen.
Our next butterfly in the Butterflies of the World series doesn’t come from an exotic locale – instead it hails from the sleepy little town of Deerfield, Massachusetts, about an hour away from our studio. Deerfield embroidery is a strange mix – at once severe and exuberant, sturdily made and a little whimsical, just like the women who developed Deerfield embroidery. Picking though the influences in it is a study in local history itself.
Our Wallachian work butterfly is finally complete! From initial research to color matching, tracing, and stitching, this project has been a notable addition to our Butterflies of the World series.
2018 was a big year for the shop! Here's a look at the highlights and a bit of news for what's coming up.