Timber Creek Needleworks is a newly opened counted thread company owned by a husband and wife team. Launched on August 2008, TCN specializes in traditional and new techniques 3-dimensional hand-finishings.
Lody's Creations now carry some stocks for your stitching and finishing needs. Watch out for more items in the near future as we offer a group discount. Also, we can easily get inventories from Yarn Tree, a cross stitch distributor from Iowa, so please browse Yarn Tree's website and let us know if you want us to do a special order for you. Please take note that they only sell to shop owners and you can not place an order directly to them.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Fine Art Of Philippine Embroidery

Philippines has so much to offer when it comes to fine hand-embroidery... Though a lot of changes were made over the years, and that includes significant changes on the face of Philippine embroidery, there are still communities that continue the tradition in hand-embroidery.
The photos below are just examples of what embroiderers from Southern Luzon still do up to these days... hand-embroidered pina and jusi.
Can you imagine doing this tiny and detailed embroidery? This is what I'm planning to learn on my next trip back home. I will be spending some quality time in the community to study and do further research about our national cloth.


Lillie said...

Oh yes! the famous Phillipine fabric and the special 'puff' sleeve. All the best to you Lody. I guessed your next designs after the trip will incorporate these embroidery?

Ann Clare said...

I recently did some conservation work on a wedding dress made in 1828 from Pineapple cloth at the Bowes Museum in the north of England. It is a figured fabric, light as a feather and wearing well!

I'm curious to know how this fabric is made? similar to linen?

Ann Clare

LODY said...

Hi Ann,

Yeah, pina cloth is as light as a feather.:)

I wish I can answer your question but I have no idea (yet) how both fabrics are made. All I know is that pina cloth is made of pineapple fiber. Pina (read as pin-ya in the Philippines) means pineapple.

Thanks for dropping by!