whipped spiderweb The cool thing about this flower is that each spoke is not just a straight stitch, it is a long and skinny chain stitch. Once the whipping is done, the sides of each chain are pulled together to form the diamonds at the top.
This is how I remember my Grandmother Azniv Vahide Aslanian did her Armenian embroidery, known as Aiyntabi kordz (Ayntab/Aintab embroidery) the Armenian women were experts in Aintab before the uprooting (during first genocide of the century - 1915 era)
Close-up of embroidered wreath made with bullion knots, French knots lazy daisies. Worked on a white cambric linen collar, these colors will coordinate with a variety of solids and prints for garment. Made by Trudy Horne.