Sunday, 13 October 2013

STYLE - EMBROIDERY

Hi lovelies, it feels good to be back. I have been away for a little too long in the east, Anambra State Nigeria precisely for my late grandma's burial. I was so busy that i couldn't blog, but am back, so watch this SPACE  for sights and sounds from the east


@ my late grandma's burial

Pokello and Elikem
 The main focus for this post is embellishment on fabrics, the detailing on fabrics can be in prints, patterns, graphic designs on clothes, tye & dye, lace, batik, buttons, zips, Embroidery e.t.c. The embellishment in focus is EMBROIDERY. Embroidery is the art or craft of decorating, embellishing and adding details to  fabrics or other materials by stitching designs using thread or yarn. The use of embroidery to decorate clothes has been in existence since man began to wear clothes and has been traced back to Iron age. several excellent examples of beautiful embroidery work are still surviving till date in Ancient Egypt, India, China, Persia, England and our very own Nigeria.







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The Northern people of Nigeria are known for decorating their fabrics like the jalamia{long piece of clothing in form of a gown}, Kaftan with embroidery and its often worn by wealthy male northerners while the yorubas from the western part of Nigeria embellish their Agbada and buba with embroidery.
Thanks to modern day fashion and evolution, embroidery has come to stay, most Nigerian designers like YOMI CASUALS who works with embroidery in stylish modern designs and fabrics, too many Nigerians are embracing it, its now worn stylishly. I have come to realize you don't have to be a man or an Aboki to embellish your dress with embroidery.









TIPS: When you wear a dress with details or embellishment such as embroidery, avoid much accessories like bulky necklace. A simple necklace, stud earring, bracelet and wristwatch then light makeup would do, so you don't take the attention away from your dress.
2. you can embellish not just your dress with embroidery, but you can also do it on your shoes and bags.

Photo Credit 
Yomi Casuals
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11 comments:

  1. Dis piece of work is nice.go girl!keep d good works up.always keep us updated with current trends

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  2. embroidery z trendy nd always beautiful. #EMBROIDERYONANKARAONMYMIND.

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  3. embroidery z d main ish nw, everyone luks gud on embroided cloth, there z dis mature tin bou it. Me likey.

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  4. nkiru dear, I sure will keep you informed. Yes embroidery is trending and stylish

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  5. Never been a fan of embroidery but the first dress got me interested.
    Nice!

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  6. porsh in the house, embroidery is nice, depending on how stylish you rock it. you can check out justporsh on www.justporsh. blogspot.com she has a good sense of style.

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  7. I luv pokey n elikem. Dey sure rocked it well. Even if i wasnt a lover of embroidery, dey v JƱ$τ̲̅ hooked me in. Hmmmmmm. Will surely get one fr my baby n I. Me likey!

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  8. Hmmn @ groovy, getting one for you and your baby, i will call that love, fashion and style

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  9. Please uju send me your contact

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  10. Please uju send me your contact

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    1. Hi Africanhut, you can contact me via mail on ujulilyan@gmail.com thanks!

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