Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Vintage Grain Sack Cushions

Our grain sack cushions have been featured in Homes and Antiques

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Selvedge Artisan Fair

Highgate, London May 21

 Susie Petrou will be there with a selection of parna linens

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

First ever sale

We are moving and having our first ever sale. 

Vintage linen, grain sacks,embroidery all at 25% discount

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Another Transylvanian church, more embroidery

This church is a few Km away for the church I posted about yesterday. 

The Kalotaszeg region of Romania is famous for this "irasos" or "writing" stitch, here blue is the colour.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Transylvania, commemerative embroideries

Its been a while since i have posted here. I have just returned from a trip to the Kalotaszeg region of Transylvania, Romania and thught I would share some images of embroideries. First up is a church in the small village of Magyarvalko. A beautiful fortifed church on top of a hill in this tiny village.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hungarian Embroidery Sampler

There is a strong tradition of embroidery in Hungary and Transylvania.  This huge samlper was made by and given to me by Eniko who is a master craftswoman. It show 24 examples of embroidery, from a particular area of Hungary and Transylvania. The combination of stitches, colours and patterns are unique to these areas.

Its a wonderful piece and a great reference in identifying embroidery.