Pillow-case using Kashan designs as a border
“Kashan” is the name of a city in the Iranian Province of Isfahan. The word “Kashan” is a Farsi word which literally means “tile”. The region is known the world over for its beautiful hand engraved stone tiles, pottery and luxurious hand knotted carpets. My maternal ancestors traveled from the region to India, bringing along their rich heritage and culture. The collection “Kashan” is my rendition of that culture. The designs in the collection mimic the floral and abstract motifs used in the Kashan artworks. Cutwork areas are embellished with simple abstract stitches to give a mixed vintage yet modern appearance. Mixing the designs create lovely embroidered fabrics which can then be used for imaginative creativities.
There are twenty-eight (28) designs in the collection. Each can be used by itself to create a much larger embroidered fabric, or combined with other designs to create a one of a kind embellished garment or home décor item.
Cutwork can also be worked as applique as the two utilize the same techniques, one where fabric is taken away and the other where fabric is applied. Either method yields beautiful results. Cutwork areas can also be omitted altogether, by embroidering directly onto the fabric.
The collection is extremely versatile and sure to become a favorite in embellishing creativities. Happy embroidering, Sadia