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Decorative embroidery was valued in many cultures worldwide. Although most embroidery stitches in the Western repertoire are traditionally British, Irish or Western European in origin, stitches originating in different cultures are known throughout the world today. Some examples are the Cretan Open Filling stitch, Romanian Couching or Oriental Couching, and the Japanese stitch. The stitches associated with embroidery spread by way of the trade routes that were active during the Middle Ages. The Silk Road brought Chinese embroidery techniques to Western Asia and Eastern Europe, while techniques originating in the Middle East spread to Southern and Western Europe through Morocco and Spain. European imperial settlements also spread embroidery and sewing techniques worldwide. However, there are instances of sewing techniques indigenous to cultures in distant locations from one another, where cross-cultural communication would have been historically unlikely. For example, a method of reverse appliqué known to areas of South America is also known to Southeast Asia.


Here are our top Stitchers. Write in the comments below your pick for the top Jeweler=) The Top Jeweler gets ultimate bragging rights and a solo feature in my blog.
 
 

4. brendashandmade
 
 
 

 
 
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15 comments:

  1. I love all of these wonderful stitchers!! How I a girl choose just one?

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  2. These are all gorgeous! We have wonderful artitisians here!

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  3. I vote for Number #1
    but it was hard!

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  4. Awesome stitchers! I really like the stocking. =0)

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  5. I love them all, but I have to vote for #9! I just love her stuff!!!

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  6. Thank you for including me in this fantastic list of embroiders! They are all beautiful!

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  7. I love them all! but Vera asked first so I vote for her ♥

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  8. I love them all too - Vera sent me though:)

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  9. Playfulwears! You should see some of the other things in her shop too; some really unique doorstops, mother and daughter matching outfits, stuffed animals, etc!

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  10. Playfulwears #2! And I agree with Giftbearer! A fabulous shop with some really unique things and also delicious homemade food items too! And her wonderful doorstops, stuffed animals and mother/daughter outfits are adorable. I did a whole blog myself on Playfulwears at www.cakkystuff.net.

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  11. These are all great, hard to decide...vote for Stitchinthread

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