Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches
An ethnic embroidery style with 2,000-year-old roots is surprisingly timeless and, as this article by India Hayford in Threads #186 (Aug./Sept. 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. With threaded needle, a little imagination, and a handful of stitches, today’s hand embroiderers can transform anything from a plain T-shirt to an evening dress into a work of art.