Tag Archives: sorbetto top

A rose is a rose is a rose – or an embroidery kit

In honor of Valentine’s day, a lovely flower to stitch: introducing the first embroidery kit by Kate & Rose!
It is the ever popular Matyó rose from North-Eastern Hungary, wich was also the last motif of the Hungarian Sampler:
Rozsa53
 
Each kit contains a 9″x9″  (24×24 cm) Read More…

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A rose is a rose is a rose – or an embroidery kit

Hungarian Sampler Part Nine (the last): Matyó rose from Northern Hungary

This is the ninth and last part of the Hungarian Sampler series, in which we embroider various Hungarian motifs on a tank top made using Colette Patterns’ free Sorbetto Top pattern. Can you believe it? It’s almost done! It just occurred to me that having nine parts is rather auspicious – nine is, in most folklore traditions so in Hungarian as well, an important number. I should claim I carefully planned it this way… but that wouldn’t be entirely true.
The Read More…

Posted in Embroidery, Learn | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hungarian Sampler Part Eight: “woolly” stitching from Hungary’s central plainslands

The next part of our sampler is a symmetrical floral motif with clean lines, inspired by embroidery traditionally made in the central plains of Hungary, and was stitched with wool thread on homespun linen. It was mostly used to decorate cushions, blankets and other home textiles, and this style of embroidery has not been widely practiced in a number of years. Which is too bad, because look how pretty it is:
Read More…

Posted in Embroidery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hungarian Sampler Part Eight: “woolly” stitching from Hungary’s central plainslands

Hungarian Sampler Part Seven: Variations

In the course of stitching this Hungarian embroidery sampler Sorbetto top we’ve thus far used the following stitches: chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, stem stitchopen chain stitch, fishbone stitch, backstitch, and satin stitch. Isn’t Read More…

Posted in Embroidery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hungarian Sampler Part Seven: Variations

Hungarian Sampler Part Six: Stamina – completing our Buzsak witchy stitching

It’s time to finish the Buzsak witchy stitching section of our sampler blouse!
20121028-161801.jpg
We will learn two stitches to do this: the backstitch, and the satin stitch. Be not afraid: the satin stitch is actually much less difficult to master than you would think. And it allows for corrections! Virtually no Hungarian embroiderer satin stitches absolutely perfectly yet their work is usually still quite beautiful.
We left off with all our open chain stitching and Read More…

Posted in Embroidery, Learn, Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Hungarian Sampler Part Five: Filling in our Buzsak witchy stitching

When you take a look at the stitching we’d done so far in the sampler, you will notice we haven’t yet filled in any areas. When you look at this photograph I took in Buzsak at the embroidery exhibit, you can see the v-shaped stitches used inside the areas outlined by open chain stitches:
hungarian embroidery buzsak - buzsaki himzesRead More…

Posted in Embroidery, Learn | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Hungarian Embroidery Sampler Part One: Preparations

Friends, it is that time of year here in the Northern Hemisphere: everything slows down and everyone tries to get in a few more weeks of sunshine and vacation before school or work starts up again in earnest. Or in my case, before I’m buried in getting everything ready for the launch of my online store this fall.
So, I’ve prepared a little surprise for you, something portable and handwork-ful (I know that’s not a word. But it should be!): the Read More…

Posted in Embroidery, Free Patterns, Learn | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments