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Christmas Tree Skirt

November 10, 2010

At one of the innumerable Singapore Fairs, I bought this fabulous Christmas tree skirt. I have been looking for a nice skirt, and I was thinking of making one, but then I ran across this wonderful handmade skirt from Kashmir. The artform is the Chainstitch. The chainstitch is a form of embroidery, but this is done by hook rather than needle. Tiny stitches cover the entire area, with motifs are worked in striking colors. All the fibres are cotton or wool, and natural dyes are used. I picked out this holly design. Isn’t it beautiful?

Happy quilting . . .


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