Learn the ancient eastern craft of beetle wing embroidery with this beautiful beginners kit!   Beetle wing embroidery is an ancient craft technique using real iridescent beetle wing casings and is practiced traditionally in Thailand, Myanmar and India. The ‘wings’ are actually not wings at all but a protective covering for the beetle’s wings called the elytra.  In 19th-century India, embroidered textiles were produced using beetle wing pieces, often on dresses for the ...

Learn the ancient eastern craft of beetle wing embroidery with this beautiful beginners kit! Beetle wing embroidery is an ancient craft technique using real iridescent beetle wing casings and is practiced traditionally in Thailand, Myanmar and India. The ‘wings’ are actually not wings at all but a protective covering for the beetle’s wings called the elytra. In 19th-century India, embroidered textiles were produced using beetle wing pieces, often on dresses for the ...

Shisha embroidery with beetle wings Shisha embroidery can hold practically any-shaped, flat-ish anything onto fabric. And beetle wings!

Stitch Fun: Beetle Wings & Shisha!

Shisha embroidery with beetle wings Shisha embroidery can hold practically any-shaped, flat-ish anything onto fabric. And beetle wings!

Skirt (detail) of a Beetle Wing dress 1865-1875. The accompanying underskirt/petticoat is lost. The 5 piece Beetle Wing dress is owned by the "Oudheidkamer Enschede" (Netherlands) and is preserved at the museumdepot of Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede (Netherlands). I work as Volunteer textielconservation at museum TwentseWelle and this dress is one of my favorites.

Skirt (detail) of a Beetle Wing dress 1865-1875. The accompanying underskirt/petticoat is lost. The 5 piece Beetle Wing dress is owned by the "Oudheidkamer Enschede" (Netherlands) and is preserved at the museumdepot of Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede (Netherlands). I work as Volunteer textielconservation at museum TwentseWelle and this dress is one of my favorites.

Hmong textiles are beautiful. This is something that represents my culture. I love designing clothes with Hmong textiles. This relates to my career in Design because I want to show some of my culture in the clothes that I make. I would love to start my own clothing line with some Hmong Culture.

Hmong textiles are beautiful. This is something that represents my culture. I love designing clothes with Hmong textiles. This relates to my career in Design because I want to show some of my culture in the clothes that I make. I would love to start my own clothing line with some Hmong Culture.

Skirt (detail) of a Beetle Wing dress 1865-1875. The accompanying underskirt/petticoat is lost. The 5 piece Beetle Wing dress is owned by the "Oudheidkamer Enschede" (Netherlands) and is preserved at the museumdepot of Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede (Netherlands). I work as Volunteer textielconservation at museum TwentseWelle and this dress is one of my favorites.

Skirt (detail) of a Beetle Wing dress 1865-1875. The accompanying underskirt/petticoat is lost. The 5 piece Beetle Wing dress is owned by the "Oudheidkamer Enschede" (Netherlands) and is preserved at the museumdepot of Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede (Netherlands). I work as Volunteer textielconservation at museum TwentseWelle and this dress is one of my favorites.

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