Identify embroidered items from Mexico or Central America
by Barbara Milton
(T or C, NM)
Part of one piece
I purchased these in Hillsboro New Mexico several years ago. The lady told me they were from Mexico or Central America.
I can't read the letters. The embroidery appears to be done on woven yarn (see photos of back of piece.) The pieces are mounted onto maybe 1x2 boards by stapling all the way around the frame. I don't have a tape measure right now, but my guess is they are about 24x18.
11 photos of both pieces are available in this private photobucket album. There are no pictures other than these art pieces in this album. http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk25/Empath2008/Unknown%20Art/
If you have any information at all, I would be interested in hearing it.
Can you tell me what type of needlework this is considered and about how old it might be? The photo are not very good and if they are not good enough to answer this just let me know and I will try again.
Thanks for any information you might give me.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to needlework questions.
what is this stitch/technique called?
by John Balcom
I'm reading a text in Chinese in which a needlework technique is described. Baiscally one color is embroidered onto the cloth, then a second color is stitched onto the first layer of emroidered strands without penetrating the cloth. It appears to be a highlighting technique. Is there a name for such a technique in English?
What is this Vintage Sampler Pattern?
I have a couple of questions - the first one is how do I find out information on a vintage sampler pattern that I bought at an estate sale? I am enclosing a picture. I have looked at a ton of pictures online but cannot find it.
Also why are they called samplers? Are all needlework patterns called samplers?
Oh and maybe one more question - how can you tell if a pattern on a canvas is stamped or hand painted?
sorry if these questions are elementary but I am just learning about needlework.
Thank you so much.