Walls for the wind and a roof for the rain and drinks beside the fire ~
laughter to cheer you and those you love near you and all that your heart desires.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We are bound by common threads

Here are a few pics of women doing needlework around the world, from many countries, classes, and cultures. Pictures need no translation.


China


Spain




Egypt




Japan



India


Vietnam






7 comments:

samplerlover said...

Lovely collection of photos. All linked by just a needle and thread.
Love the piece of work the lady in Spain is doing.

Giovanna said...

Thanks for posting these, mj. Needlework truly is a universal (and peaceful!) language!

Karen said...

Its amazing to see the common bond us stitchers have no matter where we are located in the world. Wonderful pictures!

joann in TX said...

loved seeing the pictures of stitching around the world! wow!
was curious about the picture in vietnam...the woman is sitting there with what looks like a heavy coat on? i thought vietman was a tropical/humid country? i have never thought of it as a country that would get cold enough for a winter coat?

joann

~mj~ said...

Here is the info on this region of Vietnam. It is in the mountains, alt.1,600m.



"Sapa is known for its cool and fresh air all year long.
The weather changes rapidly and it's common to experience three or four "seasons" at any given day.
From April to October temperature range between 15 - 20 C. in the winder month it gets colder with temperatures"


So the coat seems like a good idea! Brrrr...

Kristen said...

What a wonderful post - thank you!

staci said...

Love those pics, wonderful!!!