Saturday, September 4, 2010

Antique Silver Thread Embroidery

Check out these closeups of a collar from an antique Ottoman garment. The metal thread is exquisitely embroidered onto red velvet. I hope you can see the stitching details enough to be as inspired by the techniques as I am!

antique ottoman clothing
antique fabric embellishment silver thread

antique metal thread embroidery

antique turkish turkoman embroidery


  1. DMC had a wonderful book on Turkish Embroidery. Also Moroccan Embroidery. Lovely stuff.

  2. This work is AMAZING. And yes, I am inspired.

  3. Ohh my goodness, lovely work reminds me of the hours spent near my grandmother while she embroidered, your work is amazing.


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