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Fiber Arts

Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses Traditional clothing didn’t go out of style in the region of Bucovina. The resurgence of village social events is fuelling the demand for unique costumes. In...
Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu From Romanian Village Vicovul de Jos

Traditional Weaver Winding Warp for Patterned Bands

Meeting Romanian Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu In The Village of Vicovul de Jos When visiting a Romanian village, it feels like people in the countryside live in a different timezone. Most of the village...
Romanian Traditional Carpets From Oltenia

Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hanging and Kilims from Oltenia

Weave Structure and Design of Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia Beauty and utility are profoundly intertwined within a Romanian homestead. Traditional wall carpets craftsmanship of Romania has prevailed among peasants....
Romanian Folk Embroidery

8 Easy Romanian Folk Embroidery Decorative Stitches

While some embroidery stitches are commonly used everywhere in the world – double feather, chain stitch, combined chain stitch, various types of filling and edging stitches, there are some regionally unique Romanian folk embroidery...
Combing Wool by Hand With Combs

Demonstration of Hand Combing Wool with Antique Combs

19 YO Romanian Traditional Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Demonstrates Combing Wool Wool fibers have been around since ancient times and are making a comeback, as people are becoming aware of problems associated with synthetic products. There are...
Wool Carding Machine

88 Yo Man Has Built a Wool Carding Machine from Scratch

88- YO Former Rail Worker Constantin Pârghi from Romanian Village Vicovul de Sus Built His Own Wool Carding Machine It was an unpleasant situation that started the timeline. Back in 1972, hand spinning wool was...
Traditional Textile Weaving Demonstration in Romanian Village of Straja

Traditional Textile Weaving Romanian Woolen Blankets

Traditional Textile Weaving Demonstration in Romanian Village of Straja, Bucovina Villages are still the heart of the Romanian folk costumes and traditional textiles, where traditional crafts like loom weaving were once considered a full...
Lace Weaving Traditional Folk Towels in Romania

Lace Weaving Traditional Folk Towels in Romania

Loom Weaver Maria Puzdreac Lace Weaving Traditional Folk Towels from Romanian Village of Straja Maria Puzdreac is one of only a few weavers in her village who do lace weaving. She’s not leaving the...
Loom Weaving Peasant Bags

Traditional Crafts of Loom Weaving Peasant Bags

In Romanian Villages, Handmade Peasant Bags Are Still in Trend Each handicraft is made with love, devotion and purpose. It carries with it the culture of a community. There is a village in Northern...
Romanian Tapestry Patterns

Romanian Tapestry – Traditional Patterns that Should be Revived

Old Traditional Patterns on Romanian Tapestry Wall Carpets that Deserve a Revival If we look at the traditional Romanian tapestry from Bucovina, at what’s currently popular in the area, we see things have changed a...
Embroidered Floral Patterns on Romanian Tapestry

Woven and Embroidered Floral Patterns on Traditional Textiles of Romania

Stylized Floral Motifs – A Late Addition to the Traditional Textiles of Romania If you ever observed the traditional textiles of Romania, they have strong woven or embroidered floral patterns, as you’ve probably noticed...
Peasant Blouse From Romania With Antique Embroidery Stitches

Antique Embroidery Motifs on Late 1800s Romanian Peasant Blouse

Amazing Tiny Antique Embroidery Stitches Worked With Metallic Thread on Late 1800s Romanian Peasant Blouse The good thing about being an antique collector is that you never know what you will find. The adventure...
Weaving With Heddle Rods

Traditional Weaving with Heddle Rods and Weaving Swords

Traditional Weaving in Romanian Villages of Bucovina I never doubted that people put a lot of time and effort into traditional textile crafts. But three women traditional weaving a folk skirt together was beyond...
Yarn Preparation Before Weaving

Traditional Textile Crafts Demonstration – How Yarn Winders Work

Traditional Textile Crafts of Romania – Doing Yarn Preparation Before Weaving With Yarn Winders and Spinners How often we see primitive yarn winders in use? Thinking back a few years, when watching these antique...
Threading The Heddles

Traditional Weaver from Romania Loom Warping The Old Fashioned Way

Traditional Weaver Aurelia Cârdei Loom Warping Narrow Warp Faced Bands A few days back, I wrote about our visit at traditional weaver Aurelia Cârdei, who was happy to show us how setting up a...
Floor Loom Parts and Accessories Heddles

Setting Up a Loom for Weaving: Assembling the Parts

Setting Up a Loom for Weaving: Assembling Floor Loom Parts and Accessories In the video above, Romanian artisan Aurelia Cârdei is setting up her loom for weaving. We met Aurelia the week before Christmas,...