Saturday, February 23, 2013

Belarusian Embroidery Featured on Stamps

First Day of Issue: February 12, 2013 - Belarus

Belarus has issued three new postage stamps in their Decorative Applied Art series with the theme Embroidery.

Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. The basic techniques or stitches of hand embroidery are as follows: cross stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, etc.

Learn more at: Belpost

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