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Heritage of England: Exquisite Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens
Heritage of England: Exquisite Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens
Shkola vyshivki Vysokoj mody E.VA
Helen M. Stevens was born in Belmont, Surrey, England. In 1981, she established her studio, True Embroideries, and since then her original embroidery became famous worldwide, presented at international exhibitions in Australia, USA, France, Italy,…  Read 
Embroidery Technique from Florene: The Forgotten Bargello and Its Limitless Possibilities
Embroidery Technique from Florene: The Forgotten Bargello and Its Limitless Possibilities
Valenta
I first saw this technique in one of encyclopedias about embroidery — a few scant words about its history, basic rules and features. There was nothing special about the technique in these words. Just one of the options of the counted-thread embroidery. But there were pictures beside.  Read 
The Splendor of Spanish Religious Embroidery
The Splendor of Spanish Religious Embroidery
BIZhU (redkie tovary dlya rukodeliya)
One of the interesting facts about Catholic churches is that usually one doesn't see such a large number of icons like in Orthodox temples but they have really great statuary art.  Read 
Amazing Rozenburg Porcelain of the Art Nouveau Epoch
Amazing Rozenburg Porcelain of the Art Nouveau Epoch
Domik Mumi Trollya (mumi-vintage)
Rozenburg Porcelain factory (Haagsche Plateelfabriek Rozenburg), the first in the Netherlands, adopted the features of the Art Nouveau stylistics at the beginning of the 20th century. Jurriaan Kok, the artistic director, together with chemist…  Read 
Temari: A Japanese Art of Embroidery on Balls. Ideas for Your Creativity
Temari: A Japanese Art of Embroidery on Balls. Ideas for Your Creativity
Magazin "Rukodelkino" Nina, Alla
Temari story covers several centuries. It first appeared in China, grandmothers made them for children from scraps of old kimonos. The balls were imported to Japan in the 8th century. Then they were made so tight that they hopped and bounced from…  Read 
How Queens' Garments Were Washed and Where Stored
How Queens' Garments Were Washed and Where Stored
"Magic glomerulus"
For example, the dresses of Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi). According to the rules of Spanish etiquette (which was taken in the 16th century and…  Read 
Unique Victorian Interior in Copenhagen
Unique Victorian Interior in Copenhagen
Magazin starinnogo kruzheva. Vintazh.
I offer you to look into an apartment in Copenhagen, the interior of which has not changed since 1898.  Read 
Samples of Antique Embroidery of 1770-1790
Samples of Antique Embroidery of 1770-1790
Shkola vyshivki Vysokoj mody E.VA
This coloured embroidery with repeating floral design is made on textile. Floral motifs were very popular during 1770-1790, the epoch of late rococo or braids. Clothes of the nobles — dress and camisoles — have been richly decorated.  Read 
15 Sweetest Animal Pillows Right from Italy by Francesca MosMea
15 Sweetest Animal Pillows Right from Italy by Francesca MosMea
Flooding Light
Francesca MosMea from a small town in the North of Italy creates fairy-tale characters using threads, needles and painting on fabric. And then she turns them — what would you think? — into sweet pillows!  Read 
Interweaving Threads: Winter Vologda — The Keeper of Snowflake Lace
Interweaving Threads: Winter Vologda — The Keeper of Snowflake Lace
Russkoe kruzhevo ot Tatyany (MadamKrugevo)
Lace charms, surprises with its elegance. When and how did it appear? Bobbin lace originated in Italy (according to another version — in the Netherlands) and gradually spread over many countries. In the 17th century, lace appeared in Russia together…  Read 
Brooches: A Fashionable Accessory from a Granny's Jewelry Box
Brooches: A Fashionable Accessory from a Granny's Jewelry Box
NewRareRu
Among a huge variety of women's jewelry, one of the most popular accessories types is brooches. Women have forgotten about this accessory for a little while and it could be found in a grandmother's jewelry box mostly.  Read 
65 Adorable Kid's Outfits of the Past
65 Adorable Kid's Outfits of the Past
Bonsouvenir (bonsouvenir) (bonsouvenir)
The evolution of children's fashion is no less interesting than the history of clothes for adults. From the 1770s until the end of the 19th century, little kids wore long dresses regardless of gender. Such outfit was considered to be comfortable and warm.  Read 
Fashion in Russia: Ekaterina Smolina and her Dress/Coat Concept
Fashion in Russia: Ekaterina Smolina and her Dress/Coat Concept
Babeta
Twelve years ago Ekaterina Smolina wanted to sell at least one coat, and today she is the owner and designer of successful fashion house EkaterinaSmolina. The girl from St. Petersburg, born in the doctor's family, she's been dreaming not of scalpels and drop bottles, but about needles and threads.  Read