Take time out to enjoy..

Take time out to enjoy..
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vietnamese MANY Embroidery Talents

Every stitch placed exactly where it should be.. every stitch making up a picture..

Hour upon hour.. patiently sitting working.. stitching.. image for image..

Until eventually a whole village scene has been recreated.. in embroidery..

What talent..

What amazing eyesight..

Loved this design this lady at Yaly was working on.. it was to be part of an evening jacket.. next time I'm in VN.. guess what I'll be having designed....
Vietnamese hand embroidery is a 700-year-old tradition. Usually, tiny threads are used to create brightly coloured pictures on cloth. It is a popular extracurricular activity in high school for young girls together with cooking and cloth sewing.

It was a part of the Vietnamese culture; traditionally, girls are expected to know how to decorate pillowcases, curtains and tablecloths with hand embroidery.
Since the 1960s, hand embroidery in Vietnam has been raised to the level of an art. Many large pictures in different sizes, some as large as 2.5 × 2 yards, have been made. Popular topics include Vietnamese history, landscapes, animals, flowers, and religious scenes.



  1. Indeed Chris, the girls as well :).. thanks for visiting.. happy writing..