metallic thread


Andrea Dezsö’s Lessons From My Mother series, 2006:  
Andrea Dezsö (Hungarian-Romanian, b. 1968, Transylvania, Romania) - 1: My Mother Claimed That If You Let A Man Fuck You, 2006  2: My Mother Claimed That If You Went Outside With Wet Hair, 2006  3: My Mother Claimed That Our Destinies are Written in Our Palms, 2006  4: My Mother Claimed That Our Nanny Had Six Puppy Dogs, 2006  5: My Mother Claimed That My Grandmother Loved Me Even Though, 2006  6: My Mother Claimed That Eating Greasy Food Without Bread, 2006  7: My Mother Claimed The She Talked About The Vet In Romanian, 2006  8: My Mother Claimed That Wearing Skimpy Bikinis, 2006  9: My Mother Claimed That A Woman’s Legs Are So Strong, 2006  10: My Mother Claimed That Men Are So Horny, 2006  Embroidery: Cotton and Metallic Floss Embroidery on Cotton Fabric


Summer kimono. Taisho period (1911-1927), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery. A woven silk hitoe (unlined) summer kimono featuring wild carp. The carp (koi) when used on a woman’s garment such as this example is emblematic of faithfulness in marriage and general good fortune. Some of the carp are silver and others black; the silver ones were created by silver-metallic thread woven inserts.  The kimono ‘canvas’ with these silver and black carp against a mottled blue atmospheric background is dramatic and experimental, befitting the Taisho period kimono renaissance.


So excited to be able to share with you all my new machine embroidered patches that are finally here! The little bee & her sparkles are metallic thread that catches the light just how I’d wanted & they’re self-adhesive too which is handy. Here’s a link to them in my shop for anyone that would like one - ✨🐝✨ thanks so much to everyone that has already preordered, I’m hopeful I’ll be able to ship them all out by the end of the week. You’re all the best 💌

What’s your real life superpower?

I asked this in an 11 questions meme, but I’m really super interested! What is a thing you’re preternaturally good at? Like, some real life skill or ability, such as baking without using measurements, being able to read road signs from far away, having a crazy good sense of direction, being awesome at darts, being universally liked by children or animals, etc. Reblog and tell me! 

Mine is that I am really good at threading needles. I can thread a needle held by a 4-year-old child an arm’s length from me, I can thread a sewing machine needle without leaning down to see it better, and I can thread needles 100% successfully with difficult thread, like metallic embroidery floss. Any size, any kind.

Doll Sock Cardigan Tutorial

First sewing tutorial ever, I think, and english is not my first lenguage, so I hope it works?
Also, shitty photos, I know.

What you will need:
- Child size socks (For like 7 year olds)
- A 15 cm zipper.
- Metal top stops.
- Thread and needle.
- Paper.

You will need both socks for this. I’m using child size socks, but it can work also with adult size, all depends on you.
Fits with Barbie size dolls, including the curvy body. 

Fold the heel of the sock by half, and fix it with a needle to what will be de upper part of the cardigan.

Sew it and the proceed to cut the toe section. Always leave around half cm of fabric, this will be your sewing margin.

Flip the sock and with pins mark the center, from there you will mark the neck and shoulder width.

Sew the shoulder width. Now you’ll have the neck hole. Again, with some pins, mark the armhole length. Cut the diagonal that forms with the shoulder width to form the armhole.

To make the sleeves, fold a piece of paper in half.
on the fold mark the length you want for the sleeve, on the base the
semi circumference of it. Make a rectangle.
Then, leaving about 3mm of distance from the fold, mark the diagonal of the armhole in a way that touches both line of the rectangle, as is shown in the photo.

Cut the piece of paper without unfolding.
You should end up with a mold like this.

Cut the sleeves from the other sock. You may have the sew the heel like i did.

Sew the sleeves to the body.
I sew this one by and, but some people are really good the with sewing machine!

Now is looking more like it should!

Not cut the open by the middle.
Also, give the neckhole some inclination as is shown with the pins.

For the collar I used one of the toes.
Fix the pockets to the edges, so they wont get loose when you sew the zipper.

With a wide seam, fix the zipper. 
This will help you check that it all fits in its place before the definitive sew.

Once you are happy, make the definitive sew, cut the excess of zipper (And some of the hard parts at the bottom of it) and top it off with the metal top stops.

Now you have a cute cardingan for your dollies with functional pockets!


An early Jeanne Lanvin couture grey-green satin afternoon dress, 1913 

With narrow yellow on ivory label to the broad waist stay, with rouleaux band defining the raised waistline, the sleeves, neck edging and side panels of paisley printed and woven kashmir wool densely over-embroidered in coloured silks and metal threads and couched silk cords, silver thread covered bauble buttons, embroidered and lead weighted hem.
Sparkling Sapphire Dragon, Dragonscale Gauntlets, Handmade in Iceland

Like a galaxy of tiny sapphires in the black. 

These are made with a pitch black yarn with a glistening cold blue metallic thread.
They’re lightweight and gorgeous!
The pictures truly do not do them justice.

The yarn is acrylic with a metallic thread.
Hand Wash Only and avoid fabric softener.

These fingerless gloves are my own design. Shaped to fit snugly over your arm and slightly tighter around the wrist, they’ll sit comfortably and won’t slip down.


Painted kimono.  Taisho period (1911-1927), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery. A rinzu (damask) silk kimono featuring yuzen-dyed and painted motifs of karahana flowers and enraged lions. Each lion motif is different than the next, so no stenciling was involved - all independently painted painstakingly by a master. Some of the karahana flower motifs have additional red and silver metallic threads inserted horizontally to add highlights. The karahana motif, representing a generic flower, is one with a long tradition, having been imported from the Silk Road and China many centuries ago. Lions such as these figure prominently in Buddhist art, as the ‘roar of the lion is said to represent the 'voice of law’ in that religion’.