Stitches with cotton over hemp or linen fabric, from the region of Kalotaszegi, or Calata, close to my home town of Cluj.
This is a traditional hungarian/romanian stitch.
I’ve been lucky enough to have amazing Hungarian neighbours, living next door to my mom in Cluj. I’ve got fabric (hemp), yarn (heavy cotton) and a two hour sewing lesson.
Above is a bookmark I started with, sewn on the plane ride home.
There’s a large table cloth in progress, which is almost done. I’ve been sewing it over the last 2 1/5 months…