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Embroidery, Etiquette, Side Projects, and More — embroidery butterfly

Deerfield Embroidery – A Look at the Stitches

Deerfield Embroidery – A Look at the Stitches
A look at some of the iconic stitches used in Deerfield embroidery, how they're made and why they were chosen.

Deerfield Embroidery - Local History

Deerfield Embroidery - Local History
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.

Wallachian Butterfly is Finished!

Wallachian Butterfly is Finished!
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.

Butterflies of the World

Butterflies of the World
Butterflies are common around the world - from the little fritillaries of the high Arctic to painted ladies crossing the Sahara. As remarkable as these delicate but resilient creatures are, it's no surprise that they've featured in a small but prominent way in many different cultures.