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The pursuit of a specific type of North Vietnamese embroidery led the artist that we work with to travel to remote villages to track down and learn from the old artisans skilled in this specific type of needlepoint. Completely hand stitched, the resultant product is a remnant of a dying tradition that, because of the artist has been translated to the present, keeping it alive.
Working only with natural fibers like cotton, linen or hemp, the work can be altered to include diverse colors and designs (barring the face of the characters as those need a black line to be done). With some projects an appliqué technique is used to put the embroidered pieces on top of a hand-woven hemp fabric, raising the embroidered parts, making it look 3D.
The work shown in these samples displays the specialized craft which can be applied to your own designs.