Embroidery sample for a man’s suit This artwork is part of Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 http://www.metmuseum.org

Embroidery sample for a man’s suit This artwork is part of Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 http://www.metmuseum.org

I HAVE NO INFO ABOUT THIS PHOTO. IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A VERY OLD TECHNIQUE WHICH IMPARTS A 3D EFFECT TO EMBROIDERY. IT MAY BE WRAPPED AND TACKED (COUCHED) CORDING OR BEADS OR SIMPLY HEAVY GOLD EMBROIDERY THREAD. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE...

I HAVE NO INFO ABOUT THIS PHOTO. IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A VERY OLD TECHNIQUE WHICH IMPARTS A 3D EFFECT TO EMBROIDERY. IT MAY BE WRAPPED AND TACKED (COUCHED) CORDING OR BEADS OR SIMPLY HEAVY GOLD EMBROIDERY THREAD. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE...

Exquisitely embellished with gold embroidery and molten beads, Alexander McQueen's black cotton tank is a wonderful and wearable take on this season's opulence. Decorated with swirls and offshoots of flora and fauna, it will make a stunning partner to pencil skirts and leather leggings at cocktail hour.

Exquisitely embellished with gold embroidery and molten beads, Alexander McQueen's black cotton tank is a wonderful and wearable take on this season's opulence. Decorated with swirls and offshoots of flora and fauna, it will make a stunning partner to pencil skirts and leather leggings at cocktail hour.

Detail of beetle wing embroidery on white cotton gauze dress, embroidered in India for export, ca 1865.

Detail of beetle wing embroidery on white cotton gauze dress, embroidered in India for export, ca 1865.

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