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Hungarian Embroidery

I have made the biggest mess of this stitching.  I am now taking a step back and am going to stitch a series of samples so that I can master some of the techniques.  I didn't appreciate just how complex this stitching is, and it is complex, and has a huge range of styles .  I started out seeing it as a 'Folk Embroidery'.  But it actually encompasses a whole culture which is rich and deep.  From my research so far I find that girls were required to first stitch samples, so that is where I will start.

I also found a video from back in the 1990's from Cleveland in the USA.  It is a wonderful resource, even if the quality of the film isn't the best.  It is about 38 mins but is divided into chapters, so you can take it in stages.


I also found a blog by a Hungarian woman Called "Kezimunkamania" that has some great patterns and they have been drawn in AutoCad so they are of a high quality.  They are written in Hungarian but it has a Google translate on the page. Screen Shot 2022-02-21 at 2.11.03 pm

And now I see that Selvedge Magazine is running some workshops Screen Shot 2022-02-22 at 10.14.55 amAnd that I have been doing the stitch upside down!

So, I restart learning these techniques.



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Folk embroidery can be very complicated indeed. Have fun!

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