May 8, 2011

Ode to zigs and zags, part 2

A few days ago, it was announced that Missoni would be collaborating with Target this fall. (Read it here) Be still my zig zag heart! Perfect timing, because some ever useful googling, plus the discovery of an old 2007 issue of Domino magazine (rest in peace) schooled me in zig zags. The Italian knits are actually part of a much older embroidery tradition, know as flamestich or Bargello needlework.
Let's get our chevr' on!

These ziggy and zaggy necklaces were made with snake beads. To continue with today's history lesson, snake beads (named for their resemblance to snake vertebra) were popular in the trade movement between Europe and Africa during the 19th century. Many of these beads were manufactured from glass molds in Czechoslovakia. Perfect for wearable chevron stripes!

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  1. i'm so happy about this blog...keep it up! and i will keep following ;-) xoxo


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