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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hungarian Embroidery

Monday at the Foothills EGA Chapter meeting we learned about Hungarian Embroidery and made a reproduction of a bookmark Ann (our instructor and fellow chapter member) picked up while in Hungary. This is an example of one of at least three different styles of embroidery found in the Buzsak area of Hungary.

It is made using the traditional colors of red and black. Blue is also sometimes used instead of black. It was a lot of fun, easy and I got most of it done at the meeting and finished it that night. The hardest part was getting the threads out of the aida with all that sizing! The original was on an evenweave of some sort and not  aida, but the instructor was not sure what fabric was used so for this we used aida.

With all the e-Readers out there, I am not sure who to make an actual bookmark for anymore these days, but I have an idea or two!

1 comment:

gracie said...

Very nice.... You would be surprised who still holds a book in hand...even with my eReader I still enjoy the feel of a book. I will have to look up and read abot this embroidery...