Kamal Kadai- Another possible example ?

Had a pleasant surprise today when I happened to see Janet's Post on Unusual embroidery ..and guess what ? - it was a piece of fabric embroidered with kamal kadai stitch .
Janet has also mentioned that it looks similar to a style called tenerife and I agree with her.
Teneriffe embroidery are taken from teneriffe lace, a needle made sun lace that can trace it’s origin back to the 16th century.Kamal kadai looks to be a simplified version of the same. Have a look at this butterfly design created using tenerife..absolutely cool ,is n't it?
This world is such a small place...Iam stumped!!!
(Links on Tenerife obtained from : Primrose design)


Glass Beads said…
hi deepa

I just returned from janet's blog and left a link to your kamal kadai there.

janet said…
Thank you Deepa (and Anitha) for helping to identify the embroidery. I knew we were on the right track but our picture didn't quite look like the other examples. Too similar to be a coincidence though, so they all must have the same origins :)

Deepa, I see that you've already linked to my blog and I'm now linked back to you. Sorry it took me so long. You have some great tutorials and patterns and I think my readers would love to see them if they haven't already. Thanks!
Anonymous said…
I have some clothes with Teneriffe lace (an island no far of Spain and Africa) brought by my mother, but they are embroidered in natural or white. I like the idea of colors!!!
Emily said…
Anna Magazine has this stitch in a project using cut work embroidery. Jan 07 issue. I never even thought about that there is no need to cut away the fabric around it.. hmm It's an interesting stitch. Lots of possibilities!
Patty said…
I love when I am reading a blog and your name pops up! :) I saw this on Primrose Design -- it really is pretty. I wanted to let you know I tagged you to share some quirks about yourself. If you feel like doing that, you can get details here. http://pipstitch.blogspot.com/2008/08/tagged.html
Patty said…
Deepa,I just saw an DMC embroidery booklet from 1931 on teneriffe lace and remembered seeing it mentioned on your blog. It's a pdf at http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/dmc_teneriffe.pdf

There are other booklets on cross stitch and embroidery there, and these are just the ones from DMC. Go to http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/topic_embroidery.html and look under Books for ones by Theresa de Dillmont. I think I'm going to be here all night.