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DIY (embroidery)




Embroidery is all about the details. By definition it is the handicraft of decorationg fabric (and sometimes other materials but personally to me it seems to be something else) with a needle or tread. In Croatia there is a long tradition of embroidery, the finest kind is know as zlatovez (golden emboridery). 

I myself have been doing embroidery for years and I'm more or less selftaught. Seeing my grandmother do it, inspired me to try. My mum is also good at it, but she cannot draw so she must rely on a some kind design or ask someone to draw the design on the clothes for  her to fill in. As I said, emboridery is all about the details and a wonderful way to make your clothes look artistic and rich. However, embroidery is quite time consuming and it does require some skill. I usually do it when I'm in bed watching television because I just cannot bear to have my hand idle....

The photographs are of dress that I will hopefully show to you soon ( it's almost completed).







Comments

  1. very nice stitch :)

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  2. Very pretty, can't wait to see it complete. I can't stitch at all, though I learned a bit when I was younger. I should re-learn sometime. Happy Tuesday doll xx

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  3. oh, I admit it's really beautiful! This idea is just brilliant, this way you can decorate some curtains and tablecloths as well, to make home looks cosier and more original)
    Have a fabulous time)

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  4. You made me feel so nostalgic :) My grandma taught me how to embroid when I was little and I used to love it!

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  5. Wow! very nice but it`s hard work))
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  6. As I've said before, I'm beginning to build a picture of you as someone who always has busy, creative hands. Your embroidery here reminds of a blouse I have that was hand made and embroidered with yellow flowers by a dear relative of my Grandmother's. I didn't meet Liduska, but I've seen photos of her at my parents' wedding and I like to think of her busy fingers when I wear the blouse she made.

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  7. Wow ,that looks so lovely ,can´t wait the next photos :)

    big Hugs

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  8. I'm again really impressed regarding your many skills, dear Ivana! Because I have to admit that I don't have the patience for embroidery and I think further I'm not careful enough for doing that ...

    Now I'm looking forward for your post with the finished dress!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  9. Jako lijepo, sigurna sam da će haljina super izgledati kad ju završiš!

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  10. Is there anything you can't do? You are so creative and good at it. This is nice.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  11. Beautiful photos!!! :D
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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