Avlea Mediterranean Folk Embr

Featuring intricate, often geometric designs based upon ancient Roman and Byzantine art, Krista West’s vibrant folk embroidery patterns connect the modern stitcher with a bit history. She spends time in Greece regularly where she talks enthusiastically, if not very fluently, to anyone and everyone about embroidery, eats a lot of good souvlaki, and searches for inspiration in museums, in the historic sites in Thessaloniki and Athens, and by gathering heirloom designs from friends’ textile collections.