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Handkerchiefs and Pocket Squares

Handkerchiefs and Pocket Squares
A short infographic on what handkerchiefs and pocket squares are made of and how they're customized.

The Talisman Project Completed - "Journey"

The Talisman Project Completed - "Journey"

This talisman is a representation of a journey both physical and metaphysical. The path wavers between two extremes, and true wisdom lies not in one over the other, but understanding and using both in their turn. The conscious thought involved in actions binds the disparate elements into a cohesive whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.


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.
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