Sampler Diary, Land of the Sea

Sampler Land of the Sea, Mique Menheere, photo Mique Menheere Chintzes Last year in an embroidery course I learned a technique to work (embroidery) fabric. I experienced a bit and painted some cotton with red textile paint. I associated the result that arose with Chintz fabrics from Asia. In the 18th century the Dutch VOC […]

Book about Mark Making

Embroidery is … making marks. You never looked at it that way, did you? Batsford publishing/Pavilion Books Company Ltd, https://www.pavilionbooks.com/imprints/batsford Covering the surface When embroidering, in fact you’re covering the surface of textile with different stitches. Those become marks. Helen Parrott has written a book about this, Mark-making in Textile Art (2013). In the book she shows […]

Antique lace necklace

embroidered necklace, antique lace, glass beads, Mique Menheere, 2015, photo artyembroidery.com Some years ago I was shopping in the city of Nijmegen. By accident I came across an antique store. Normally that kind of shop doesn’t have my special interest. But somehow this time I decided to take a look. Quite quickly my eyes fell […]