Embroidery, Etiquette, Side Projects, and More — deerfield society of blue and white needlework
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.