Palestinian embroidery motifs

Motifs used in Palestinian embroidery hold meanings for those in the culture. This site about this traditional form of stitching  has illustrated traditional patterns  with delightful names such as  ‘moon with feathers’, ‘old man’s teeth’, ‘bachelor’s cushion’, ‘the baker’s wife’. The designs are made up predominantly from geometric and abstract …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 30

Stitches:  This is a small cluster of bands worked together so closely that really they create a block. They are all basic stitches. The first row is band illustrates  threaded running stitch, which is followed by an example of  running stitch, The third line is  closed feather stitch, and the …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 29

Stitches:  This band illustrates experiments with alternating barred chain stitch but it is NOT as it consists of  chain stitch, with a small  straight stitch added to it.   Thread: Hand dyed (by me) rayon ribbon floss. Fabric: This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is …