Embroidery

I edit Wikipedia because I like improving the world's knowledge about things I'm interested in. I'm also a Pinterest user, since I enjoy learning about art here (printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and more). I made this board from Wikipedia's wealth of embroidery images in the public domain, since I like decorative arts, the history of domestic work, and free culture. These are a few samples from the history of needlework around the world.
File:Woman's Purse Berlin Wool Work M2007 211 280 2.jpg

File:Woman's Purse Berlin Wool Work M2007 211 280 2.jpg

Detail of art needlework (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_needlework) embroidery in silk on linen, designed by William Morris c. 1878. Seed stitches (small, detached running stitches) are used on the center ribs of these flower petals.

Detail of art needlework (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_needlework) embroidery in silk on linen, designed by William Morris c. 1878. Seed stitches (small, detached running stitches) are used on the center ribs of these flower petals.

Lotus motif from a nakshi kantha, which is a type of embroidered quilt that is a centuries-old Bengali art tradition in Bangladesh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakshi_kantha

Lotus motif from a nakshi kantha, which is a type of embroidered quilt that is a centuries-old Bengali art tradition in Bangladesh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakshi_kantha

A chessboard in Holbein stitch. The stitch is named after Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543), a 16th-century portrait painter best known for his paintings of Henry VIII and his children, almost all of whom are depicted wearing clothing decorated with blackwork embroidery.

A chessboard in Holbein stitch. The stitch is named after Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543), a 16th-century portrait painter best known for his paintings of Henry VIII and his children, almost all of whom are depicted wearing clothing decorated with blackwork embroidery.

Huron quillwork moccasin. Quillwork is a form of textile embellishment traditionally practiced by Native Americans that employs the quills of porcupines as an aesthetic element.

Huron quillwork moccasin. Quillwork is a form of textile embellishment traditionally practiced by Native Americans that employs the quills of porcupines as an aesthetic element.

Linen towel with drawn thread work accented with embroidery in stem and satin stitch.

Linen towel with drawn thread work accented with embroidery in stem and satin stitch.

Woman's purse c. 1840. Cotton canvas with wool needlepoint, silk-braided cord, and silk chenille tassels, Europe. This is a style called Berlin wool work, based on printed patterns that were a predecessor to modern cross-stitch patterns.

Woman's purse c. 1840. Cotton canvas with wool needlepoint, silk-braided cord, and silk chenille tassels, Europe. This is a style called Berlin wool work, based on printed patterns that were a predecessor to modern cross-stitch patterns.

Satin stitch in silk; detail of an altar frontal, France or Italy, 1730–40. A "satin stitch" or "damask stitch" is a series of flat stitches that are used to completely cover a section of the background fabric.

Satin stitch in silk; detail of an altar frontal, France or Italy, 1730–40. A "satin stitch" or "damask stitch" is a series of flat stitches that are used to completely cover a section of the background fabric.

Suzani from Bukhara, Uzbekistan (late 19th century). A suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzani_(textile)

Suzani from Bukhara, Uzbekistan (late 19th century). A suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzani_(textile)

Embroidery design by Thérèse de Dillmont (1846-1890), who wrote books on needlework and was "one of the most important pioneers in the international and multicultural enterprise of hobby needlework in the late nineteenth century" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9r%C3%A8se_de_Dillmont). More from this book: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Motifs_pour_broderies_(DMC)  Pattern…

Embroidery design by Thérèse de Dillmont (1846-1890), who wrote books on needlework and was "one of the most important pioneers in the international and multicultural enterprise of hobby needlework in the late nineteenth century" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9r%C3%A8se_de_Dillmont). More from this book: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Motifs_pour_broderies_(DMC) Pattern…

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