Day 27 #bpsewvember “Design Lines”
Folk and traditional textiles from around the world have always fascinated me. I am ethnically mixed and my entire family is made up of numerous cultures and backgrounds. From these different origins come a wealth of fabric weaving and embroidery methods, and traditional dress. Some are pictured here, all showing where my family comes from (couldn’t fit them all). I often wonder what my ancestors wore, how involved they were in making their clothing (knitting, weaving, dyeing, sewing, etc.), and how a simple bit of fringe or particular knitted cable pattern became a part of their identities. I will always be amazed by world textiles and want to use them more in my crafting and sewing. Enjoy!
Top row from the left: Hungarian embroidery, the Fleming tartan, Spanish lace edging.
Second row: traditional Nicaraguan weaving, Ponca tribe traditional clothing, Cuban white work.
Bottom row: Irish crochet, Indigenous weaving from the northern Philippines,
Cherokee tribal weaving.