Found a treasure - Henry Art Embroidery stitch identification guide

Iam jumping around..excited,ecstatic,exuberant,ebullient...


Look what I've found!!! Well, not exactly me - a friend found it and passed it on to me.Now Iam sharing it with my dear friends in the blogosphere :)

Those who love costumes and textiles will like this site. But those who love embroidering will LOVE this one.It deserves instant bookmarking in favorites. The site is Costumes and Textiles at Henry Art .
This link will take you to the introduction page and from there you can click on various links and explore the various aspects of costumes and textiles.

For instance,clicking on Textiles and then Textile Structures will take you to a page which lists different types of fabric.Click on each and you can read about each type. Here is a beetlewing embellished cloth from West Bengal,India. Its a beauty.

Is that all? ...
No. There's more.

Click on Resources button on the top and you'll be taken to Embroidery Stitch identification Guide.What a resource!! Click on Index at the top and you'll get to see an unending list of stitches :)

Oh my God!! I cannot stop grinning :) :)

And the best part,here's the instruction for Phanda Knot in Chikan work. If you look around you'll find more.

So, what are you waiting for? Go on ,have a look and bookmark it in your favorites.

Love,luck and sunshine,


  1. Thanks you Deepa for sharing this wonderful information.This will be very useful to all of us.

  2. Thanks Deepa. Wonderful resource

  3. Thank you for finding this Deepa! I hope it's okay that I put a link to your post on my blog.

  4. wow...awesome site...thank you so much for sharing

  5. Oh my! That's fantastic. I can't believe the Henry is in Seattle (about three hours from here) and I've never been. Next trip for sure!


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