Embroidery, Etiquette, Side Projects, and More — moths and butterflies

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.

The Scarlet Tiger Moth

The Scarlet Tiger Moth
Moths are dull and boring and come out at night, right? The Scarlet Tiger moth subject we're currently stitching turns those notions on their heads.

Wallachian Work - Enduring Style

Wallachian Work - Enduring Style
Wallachian work - or Romanian embroidery, if you prefer - is a colorful style packed with history and symbolism.
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