Stencil Embroidery

The stencil-style embroidery used throughout the collection draws inspiration from the practice of hand-working embroidery designs, and focuses on the outline stencils that form the basis for any hand-machine embroidery process.

The art of embroidery is not simply down to the sewing of thread; a number of initial steps need to be taken. The design must be illustrated on a metal plate and cut to form a stencil, then mapped and brushed onto the fabric using a zinc resin. The result is an outlined version of the artwork that can then be stitched over and infilled to form the rest of the embroidery.

maharishi has focused on these processes to create the Dragon and Tiger stencil embroideries, available across a number of styles including Tour Jackets, Jungle Jackets, Woven Trackpants and Snoshorts.

Chynna Rogers shot by Yumi Carter for Viper Magazine.

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