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Scans from the german magazine "handarbeit" from 1981
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20 - Fashionable accessories Blouses - Drawn thread works are a staple of slovakian folk art. They can be found not only on males and females costumes.

20 - Fashionable accessories Blouses - Drawn thread works are a staple of slovakian folk art. They can be found not only on males and females costumes.

13 - Embroidery from Slovakia

13 - Embroidery from Slovakia

21 - Fashionable accessories Blouses - Even small edges can enhance clothing, when there is not enough time today for huge embroideries.

21 - Fashionable accessories Blouses - Even small edges can enhance clothing, when there is not enough time today for huge embroideries.

Cover of magazine "handarbeit" 1 / 1981

Cover of magazine "handarbeit" 1 / 1981

02 - Index

02 - Index

03 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - Satin stitch is characterized by harmonious colors and interlocked flat passes. This results in a painterly appearance. This old technique was the inspiration for the flowery design of this round tablecloth. Any material with a smooth surface can be used.

03 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - Satin stitch is characterized by harmonious colors and interlocked flat passes. This results in a painterly appearance. This old technique was the inspiration for the flowery design of this round tablecloth. Any material with a smooth surface can be used.

04 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - Those art-nouveau ornaments are embroidered in a linear style. A synthetic blend has been used for both models. If you want to embroider a linear motif on light web you should use the stem stitch with 3 threads. Chain stitches with bead yarn is better for heavy weaves.

04 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - Those art-nouveau ornaments are embroidered in a linear style. A synthetic blend has been used for both models. If you want to embroider a linear motif on light web you should use the stem stitch with 3 threads. Chain stitches with bead yarn is better for heavy weaves.

05 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - The drawings for these ornaments can be transferred with a (trace/copy/pause).

05 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - The drawings for these ornaments can be transferred with a (trace/copy/pause).

06 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - It does not always has to be linen or cotton. Many old stitches work as well on modern materials. We found a textile called Voile on the marketplace (and since the marketplace of the GDR does not exist anymore, this textile is probably not available anymore...)

06 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - It does not always has to be linen or cotton. Many old stitches work as well on modern materials. We found a textile called Voile on the marketplace (and since the marketplace of the GDR does not exist anymore, this textile is probably not available anymore...)

07 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - It is weaved lightly, is partly synthetic and is similar to transparent batiste. The holes for the  eyelet embroidery are prepared with a puncher. It's also possible to use a sharp stick.

07 - Old embroidery techniques on new materials - It is weaved lightly, is partly synthetic and is similar to transparent batiste. The holes for the eyelet embroidery are prepared with a puncher. It's also possible to use a sharp stick.

09 - Embroidery from Slovakia - I regret the decision to translate all those texts...

09 - Embroidery from Slovakia - I regret the decision to translate all those texts.

10 - Embroidery from Slovakia - Textile techniques from Slovakia are very diverse. Even tody embroidery is still appealing, besides printing and weaving.

10 - Embroidery from Slovakia - Textile techniques from Slovakia are very diverse. Even tody embroidery is still appealing, besides printing and weaving.

12 - Embroidery from Slovakia - These modern objects are inspired by traditional, masterful embroideries from slovakian costumes.

12 - Embroidery from Slovakia - These modern objects are inspired by traditional, masterful embroideries from slovakian costumes.

14 - Embroidery from Slovakia - The colors, as well as the motifs, have a deeper meaning. Red is meant to be the proudest and most beautiful color. So it's no surprise that many embroideries are done with this color. Old motifs from folk costumes offer many inspirations for modern designs.

14 - Embroidery from Slovakia - The colors, as well as the motifs, have a deeper meaning. Red is meant to be the proudest and most beautiful color. So it's no surprise that many embroideries are done with this color. Old motifs from folk costumes offer many inspirations for modern designs.

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