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Thread: Exquisitely crafted pillow covers

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    Found these darling, hand-pieced pillow covers in the pillowcase section of a resale shop. I was looking for quilting fabric, not finished beauties!

    They are about 16" square, hand pieced and use reverse applique. They are made into pillow covers for decorator size pillows.

    The four pink squares in the center are 1/2" each.

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    Those are really nicely done, what a great treasure to find!

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    Wow, someone put a lot of hard, meticulous work into those. So glad someone who can truly appreciate them snatched them up. I often wonder how such wonderful things end up in the thrift stores and am thankful the original maker doesn't know. Those are exquisite for sure, thanks for sharing.

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    That is Hmong embroidery, a type of Chinese handwork. They can get VERY intricate. Google it!

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    Oh gosh, those are fabulous! I'll have to Google that type of embroidery.

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    Those are nice!

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    WOW you lucked out! Think of all the work you were saved. Nice find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    That is Hmong embroidery, a type of Chinese handwork. They can get VERY intricate. Google it!
    Thanks - that is very helpful!!

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    Pretty enough to frame!

    To my knowledge the Hmong peoples are from Cambodia.

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    What a fantastic find. I can imagine anyone getting rid of something like this.

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    Now they have a wonderful home!

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    Those are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Wow, someone put a lot of hard, meticulous work into those. So glad someone who can truly appreciate them snatched them up. I often wonder how such wonderful things end up in the thrift stores and am thankful the original maker doesn't know. Those are exquisite for sure, thanks for sharing.
    You and me both! I hate to see hand work (and wedding dresses!) in thrift shops. I have a whole tub of mostly embroidered things I've 'rescued'. I have no idea what I'll do with most of it, but at least I use the hankies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Wow, someone put a lot of hard, meticulous work into those. So glad someone who can truly appreciate them snatched them up. I often wonder how such wonderful things end up in the thrift stores and am thankful the original maker doesn't know. Those are exquisite for sure, thanks for sharing.
    I too often wonder about the hand made treasures found in thrift stores when I shop in one, I am so glad you found these treasures....good shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    That is Hmong embroidery, a type of Chinese handwork. They can get VERY intricate. Google it!
    Thanks for the info! Here is a great link I found:

    http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/hmong.htm

    Very interesting and very beautiful and it also explains how these beauties could have ended up in a thrift store.

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    Great find!

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