Girl on the Wall story embroidery

The Girl on the Wall, is an interesting piece of autobiographical embroidery. This sampler is the life story of Jean Baggot told via interlocking ‘circles of life’ which act a framework to illustrate each narrative. This video interview explains how it came about and why the piece was made. There …

A book review of Portuguese Whitework by Yvette Stanton

I spent a very indulgent weekend drooling over the pages of Yvette Stanton’s new book, Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães. I am sure hand embroidery enthusiasts will love this beautiful whitework technique. I have always been attracted to the the mix of drawn thread embroidery and surface embroidery but this book …

Free Embroidery Stitch Book online

Embroidery Stitches by M.E. Wilkinson is available online free at the Internet Archive. I selected to download it as PDF file but you can view this book via a number of options. It is 216 pages of embroidery stitches illustrated by drawings. Published in 1912 as with any book of …

Friday Freebie Corticelli Home Needlework online

Happy Easter everyone! I said in my blog move I found some gems in the archive this is first of few wonderful rediscoveries. I hope you enjoy it for this weeks Friday freebie. I think readers will enjoy this delicious link. Corticelli Home Needlework which was published in 1898 is …