Friday, December 18, 2009

On my bedside table

A cute book I picked up at an Adelaide op-shop, apparently for 'older children'. Love the simple illustrations, the reference to traditional crafts being used to make the garments, the embroidery, fabric treatments and cultural variations. On the front cover is Norway, featuring Hardanger embroidery.

Sweden - what a sassy Miss she is with her hand on her hip!

Japan - the demure downcast gaze of the polite lass

Austria - loads of great embroidery displayed by these jaunty folk.