Folk fusion

July 3, 2014 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Mr A recently came across this book for me on European folk fabric design and dress – part of the Pepin Press series on fashion, textiles and patterns. It’s an A4 sized collection with heaps of bright photos of fabric and embroidery designs from central and south-eastern Europe.

European folk book

The historical photos are great – alongside close-ups of similar embroidery designs, they reinforce just how much work went into some of these garments.

European folk book

The book also includes a disc of images and patterns, including these elaborate redwork and blackwork examples, so you can print them out and try them yourself.

European folk book

I’m a big fan of crewel embroidery and there are plenty of examples included in this book too. Fun for hours!

European folk book

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