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sonyawolfram
Jul 26, 2022
In Vintage & Heirloom
Hi all, Me again! I forgot I also went to London in April and happened upon the Royal School of Embroidery exhibit at the Fashion & Textile Museum. I found the stitching to be remarkable and of course, Queen Victoria's (?) royal coronation robe was on display. I know it's not specifically Mediterranean, but it's a type of folk embroidery. I hope this is allowed. If anything, I enjoyed oogling at the stitching and crewel wool! Enjoy!!
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sonyawolfram
Jul 26, 2022
In Vintage & Heirloom
Hello all, I'm relatively new to embroidery but figured since I just geeked out in Greece, I should share some photos with you all in case you have never been. I prioritized with my husband (bless his soul) seeing various textile and embroidery shops, as well as visiting the Benaki Museum to see older examples of Greek embroidery. Let me know if you have any questions. This set of photos is remarkably small compared to what I took, but should have the most detail/clarity for close observation. If you guys ever get to go, it does not disappoint!! (3) Antique shop in Crete (Rhthymno) had hand towels and table runners that were handstitched. (9) Folklore museum in Crete (Edit: Chania, not Haraklion**) had some handstitched things that were on display from various households, and the trees/crop scenes were machine stitched by the woman who owned (?) the museum. (1) The bird with ΚΑΛΗ ΜΕΡΑ (Kali Mera or Good Morning/ Good Day) is a hand embroidered wall hanging I bought from Chania, Crete, where the lady was apparently the oldest traditional embroiderer in Greece. Her stuff was gorgeous, but I could not take any photos of her work, except the one I bought. Her name is Maria Galanaki with "Center of Traditional Folk Art & Culture" if you ever want to see more of her work or purchase a book of her work. The rest: Benaki Museum in Athens. Traditional embroidery, costume, lace, etc. from all around Greece. I threw in a familiar mermaid for those of you looking for Easter eggs!!
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