SEQUINSSEQUINSSEQUINS!!! if you follow me on instagram then you will have already seen a bunch of these pictures but i didn’t want to deprive my tumblr friends so prepare yourselves for ALL THE SEQUINS!
this piece is part of why i’ve been awol lately, it was for a competition i was very determined to enter even though i had TONNES of stuff to do for the embroidery book (eep!) but i pushed myself and did it anyway because sometimes you need to just do these things even when it feels impossible.
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:
okay tumblr peoples, i need your opinions. i’m contemplating making prints of some of my embroideries, specifically these three although i’d consider others too if there was enough interest… i need to know if anyone wants them before i go spending any monies on shiny fancy prints SO!
is this something you’d be interested in?
which (if any) would you be interested in seeing in print?