Category Archives: Textiles

Vologda lace

This northern region is famous for lace-making

The Russian Fashion Blog

Lots of great information and ideas about Russian fashion

Mstera embroidery

Back to the diary of my trip to Russia in June

Zapovednik haiku

Textile traditions alive in the Russian countryside

Slava Zaitsev

Russian fashion designer, described by the French press in the 1960s as the ‘Red Dior’


Russia, and especially the Ivanovo region, was famous before the Revolution for its vast output of printed cotton textiles

Two Ukrainian rushnyky

Birds and flowers decorate a fine linen rushnyk from Ukraine, embroidered to mark a wedding in 1951

An embroidered towel from Russia

This piece is one of the first Russian textiles I acquired. It’s a great example of a Russian towel.

What is ‘drawn ground’?

An explanation of the embroidery technique of Russian drawn ground