Guerlain embroidered bees via Paint + Pattern

Embroidery constellation of 69 bees on an imperial coronation robe. Bees were the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of “Eaux.” Sylvie Deschamps, Maître d’art, handcrafts “The Festive Attire” and “L’Habit de Fête.

Gorgeous close-up photograph of wedding dress fabric. American. 1884. Silk.

Wedding dress Date: 1884 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 22 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 39 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Mabel A. Lawrence, 1949 Accession Number: b

Ginkgo Biloba

I love gingko leaves -- Little Ginkgo studies: Embroidered artwork by Meredith Woolnough