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Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches

Photo: Jack Deutsch

An ethnic embroidery style with 2,000-year-old roots is surprisingly timeless-and as this article from Threads #186 (August/September 2016) will show you, surprisingly easy to learn. Originally used by Jewish embroiderers in southern Arabia to decorate traditional clothing, headwear, and bridal costumes, the intricate patterns of Yemenite Jewish embroidery adapt beautifully to modern fashion.

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