- Includes 18 Hmong-inspired designs, for the 4×4 hoop
The Hmong people are from Southeast Asia. They hand make the most beautiful reverse applique designs. Often, they’ll sell the designs in just a square that you can put onto something else and products decorated with their artwork. At Houston International Quilt Festival every year they can be seen standing in their booth hand sewing another designs. I love looking through their ‘store’ and can never resist purchasing from them.
I know, I know, I don’t have enough of these. Don’t worry, I have more Hmong designs in process!
Embroidery and fabric arts in general, like other artistic expressions, often have a cultural component unique to the people and places from which they originated. Regardless of origin, I’ve been fascinated and amazed with the richly different expressions of fabric, as well as how borrow from other forms. It’s why I’ve tried my hand at translating some of these techniques.
Over the years, I’ve hobbled together a unique collection of machine embroidery that I hope pay homage to a few cultural origins of inspirations. That collection includes a rather extensive series of Hardanger Machine Embroidery – or I use to call it, Hardangish.
Also favorites are Hmong and Mola inspired designs
But more recently a collection of Mehndi art transformed to thread. These are by no means the sum total of artistic creativity and I have more art forms and ideas to explore than I suspect I have time left to finish. But isn’t that a good thing.
Hardanger Machine Embroidery
- For quilting and embroidery
- This product is made from metal poly
- Product color: gold
Laura’s favorite gold metallic thread. I purchased a large 5000 m cone almost 20 years ago and it is still strong with little if any breakage. Use a size 12 topstitch needle with this.
Golden snowflakes, Golden christmas, Applique Elegance
Hardanger ornaments, Hmong, Hmongs The Way,