Friday, 30 July 2021

World Embroidery Day

Today is World Embroidery Day.  Started in 2011 in Sweden. This link is unfortunately only in Swedish, but there are some pictures to look at.

I worked on my Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler.

I added a few circles of fabric, stitched Stem Stitch at the edges and Bayeaux (couching) Stitch on top.

The 'thread' in the picture is actually a strand of my hair. Human hair is often used in fine Chinese embroidery and in Sweden, in the past,  jewellery was made from hair. So why not use a strand of my own hair. Grotesque or unique?



 

6 comments:

  1. I have heard about hair being used as thread. It is nice that your hair is strong enough to be used like that.

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  2. Hair can be quite strong, and as long as it's long enough that you aren't having to rethread for every stitch, which would soon become tedious...!

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  3. The longest hair on my head right now is two centimeters. I guess I won't be trying that one. Maybe I should dig through my UFOs and see if there is some embroidery that needs finishing. I know there is a bit of cross stitch. Does that count?

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  4. Lovely way to use the circles with threads and patterns. If you can afford to remove hair strands for embroidery Carin, please send some to me.

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  5. I wouldn't have thought of using hair. Mine is quite long at the moment so would be ideal.

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  6. How funny! I don't think my hair would be strong enough! It is fly away and curly. I can imagine all the knots in the sewing as I have enough knots to deal with every morning with the hair brush!

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