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Niina Vatanen - A Seamstress's Notes

# sewing on paper and on cardboard, 23 x 30 cm (without the frame)

Mourning clothing tended to follow the fashionable silhouette of the period, much like this exquisitely finished full mourning dress. This dress shows typical high style 1870s touches such as asymmetry, the bustle back and decorative hem details. The refined details are worked in black crinkled crepe, a common textile used for mourning attire, which indicates that the owner may have had the garment produced for a special occasion.

Mourning ensemble, ca 1870 US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Black mourning dress reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom in the second half of the century.

Sew a special bias binding - how to embellish fabric with Aurifil 12wt thread.  #quiltbinding #Aurifilthread

How to embellish fabric with thread and stitching.

Sew a special bias binding - how to embellish fabric with Aurifil 12wt thread. #quiltbinding #Aurifilthread

Length of brocaded velvet, 16th century  Spanish or Italian  Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread.

Length of velvet

Length of brocaded velvet, century Spanish or Italian Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (via Length of brocaded velvet [Spanish or Italian]

Niina Vatanen - A Seamstress's Notes

Niina Vatanen - A Seamstress's Notes

Niina Vatanen - A Seamstress's Notes

Niina Vatanen - A Seamstress's Notes

(via Safety Pin Art…who knew | Art Ideas | Pinterest)

Safety pin embellishment - It would be interesting to add this using diaper pins on a new baby sampler. (Can you even find diaper pins anymore? If you can find THAT!

5 Times You Shouldn't Try to DIY

5 Times You Shouldn't Try to DIY

BROOCH  Fiber Prim Pin.  Two dimensional padded Brooch.

BROOCH Fiber Prim Pin. Two dimensional padded Brooch

Two Dimensional Art, Nava Lubelsk, Artist, Gulf of Mexico 2010, thread on stained fabric, 36" x 18"

Stitched Splatter Paintings - Nava Lubelski Infuses Her Watercolors with Embroidery Art Design (GALLERY)

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