My feed is so quiet lately, i need some shiny new faces to follow! So like/reblog/comment (whatever floats your boat) if you’re a crafty so-and-so or an artist or you post things you think i might like / any of the following:
Cross stitch / any other specific types of embroidery
Other sewing-related stuffs
General crafty goodness
Literally anything else you think i might like - i trust you guys <3
I’ll be checking out everyone who likes/comments/reblogs! Recommend me your favourite blogs too! Lets spread the crafty love.
this was by far the most gruelling and tedious part of the whole process - stretching and lacing might be incredibly satisfying but it’s not a lot of fun. even thought this was months ago i still remember how SORE my poor hands were when i finally finished.
i had vaguely planned on doing a mini-tutorial on this part but now i’m thinking maybe i should just do a proper one instead. anyone want that?!
(sadly i didn’t get a proper photo in natural light to show her off in all her glory before i had to pack her up and ship her off to be judged, eep!)
Traditional patterns used in Palestinian embroidery are designs of geometric shapes, but also include designs which were most familiar to Palestinian women as impressions of their daily surroundings. These patterns symbolize good health, hope, prosperity and protection, among other attributes of positive beliefs. Depending on the region in Palestine, the patterns included representations of cypress tree, bunches of grapes, apple tree, cauliflower, cock, pigeon, rainbow, roses, birds of paradise, flower pot and extensive other such representations. Geometric designs were given such names as ‘foreign moon’, 'cow’s eye’, 'mill wheel’, 'crab’ , 'moon with feathers’, 'old man’s teeth’, 'bachelor’s cushion’, 'the baker’s wife’, 'old man upside down’ and other such creative and often humorous names. The pictures shown here include most of the traditional patterns: