Santiago Atitlan: 3rd Huipil Pattern

Santiago Atitlan is known for its purple and white striped huipils decorated with embroidered birds.  Sometimes the birds are embroidered within the gird pattern formed by the purple horizontal stripes, and other times the birds are embroidered freeform on top of the vertical stripes.  I embroidered the pattern below on white fabric instead of a…

Santiago Atitlan: 2nd Huipil Pattern

Santiago Atitlan is known for its purple and white striped huipils decorated with embroidered birds.  Sometimes the birds are embroidered within the gird pattern formed by the purple horizontal stripes, and other times the birds are embroidered freeform on top of the vertical stripes.  I embroidered the pattern below on white fabric instead of a…

Santiago Atitlan: 1st Huipil Pattern

Santiago Atitlan is known for its purple and white striped huipils decorated with embroidered birds.  Sometimes the birds are embroidered within the gird pattern formed by the purple horizontal stripes, and other times the birds are embroidered freeform on top of the vertical stripes.  Embroidered flowers ring the opening of the huipil.  The two types…

Floral Necklines: Huipil Patterns

Quetzaltenango’s huipil patterns favor floral designs such as the violet design I have created below.  The floral designs ring the neckline of the huipil, and the three woven huipil panels are elaborately embroidered together with a matching floral pattern.  The below pattern mimics the neckline of a violet themed huipil.  An animal, usually a bird,…

Rose: Huipil Pattern

Like the Violet pattern, this Rose pattern was inspired by Quetzaltenango’s floral huipil designs.  The below design also mimics the side panels of a rose themed huipil.  This is another one of my Guatemalan inspired textile projects. Materials: Printer and paper – to print out the embroidery pattern Heat Transfer pen or pencil – to…

Violet: Huipil Patterns

Quetzaltenango’s huipil patterns favor floral designs such as the violet design I have created below.  The floral designs ring the neckline of the huipil, and the three woven huipil panels are elaborately embroidered together with a matching floral pattern.  The below pattern mimics the side panels of a violet themed huipil.  This is the first…

Guatemala – a Study in Color

Guatemala is often referred to as the land of eternal Spring, and it’s textiles’ vibrant colors and nature motifs reflect that.  Guatemalan textiles have alway stood out as uniquely beautiful to me with their bright colors, intricate patterns, and silky textures.  I came home from my last trip inspired to incorporate some of those colors…

Vintage Embroidery Patterend Napkins

When my Grandmother passed, she left behind a large collection of old, transferable embroidery patterns.  Most of the patterns were odds and ends of larger embroidery packets or projects that were never fully completed.  At one point, I think, she may have been receiving embroidery patterns through the mail, like some sort of embroidery pattern…