Category Archives: Works in Progress

Beetle wing embroidery: the design and accompanying goldwork

When English colonists settled in India and saw the beautiful Mughal court embroideries featuring the wings of jewel beetles, they were captivated by the use of this most unusual material–and beetle wing embroidery became its own “thing.” To traditional Indian … Continue reading

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The Mantua-maker’s Stitch

It’s been slow-going getting the hang of my new school and homework schedule, but I finally treated myself to a few hours of sewing last Sunday.  I thought I would do a little work on my Marc Jacobs petticoat–pettis are … Continue reading

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