Embroidery workshop for the handicapped

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On our way to the airport last saturday to leave Vietnam, we stopped by a workplace for handicapped people born from parents  exposed to  agent orange during the Vietnam war.

One of the main skills practiced was embroidery. The walls of the room were covered in hand stitched paintings. Although they had to work with a portfolio of designs , the choice of colours, threads and personal style gave each piece it’s unique charm. The main stitch that they were using was a filling in running stitch, using 2 strands of wool.

The most impressive ones for me, are the black and white pieces, they are full of depths and truly look like photographs. There are also beautiful horizons and abstract pieces.

 

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