Sunday, 10 August 2008

Where in the world would you want to study stitch?

Embroidery from the Adithi Collective Bihar, India ( own collection)


Earlier in July, I posed this question to friends on the Stitchin Fingers Forum

“Hi everyone, Now, if you had the chance to visit any country of your choice to study/learn their embroidery/textile techniques, Where would you go and why? “

Now, living in the Uk I naively thought that places like Africa, India, China would get the vote. I was unprepared for the number of people who suggested The UK, Wales, Europe in general.

The list included India, Japan, Guatemala, Vietnam, Wales, Native American, India ( many votes for this one) Peru, Japan ( very popular) Hungary, Italy Norway, Russia Morocco, Panama, Middle East, North Africa and the UK.

My thanks to all my friends who took part and if anyone reading would like to suggest a country or has any interesting links, please feel free to leave a comment.

1 comment:

zquilts said...

Obviously I spaced this one ! Had I answered in a timely manner though - I would most likely have said the UK!!! If I ever win the lottery I would love to do Cities and Guilds !