Embroidery, Etiquette, Side Projects, and More — handspun yarn
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.
Weaving with store-bought yarn is well and good, but why not take things a ridiculously long step craftier and make the yarn too? Here's hoping that it is strong enough to hold up!
From the Grecian Fates to Rumplestiltskin, spinning has always held a nearly mythical allure.