For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 55

Today’s image actually illustrated two lines of stitching on my sampler. The first line is a row of Portuguese knotted stem stitch. The second row is threaded arrow stitch Thread: The Portuguese knotted stem stitch is worked in a hand dyed high gloss silk. The threaded arrow stitch has a foundation …

The Grammar of Ornament online

After yesterday’s post  about articles in the V&A journal  I went poking around the net a little further and discovered The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture houses an online copy of Owen Jones classic The Grammar of Ornament This book is beautifully illustrated and influences textile design to this …