….and by stitch I mean embroidery. I am just smitten with all the folk patterns and traditional floral and cross stitch embroidery that is all over peasant tops, skirts, evening dresses, sweaters and even outerwear. Garden florals are in.  Styles range from bright colors, tonal or just simple crisp white on white.

Coming from Eastern Europe, embroidery is embedded in my roots. We would wear it every holiday and dress up our houses with embroidered runners and sofa pillows. Embroidery even played a role in my wedding.  My husband and I stood on an embroidered runner which symbolized the beginning of our new life as a couple.

I love to see embroidery on runways either with real embroidery detail or as digital print on the fabrics.  Embroidery can add both beauty and a modern touch.