Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”) is also called “Shrove Tuesday”, the final day of Carnival (pronounced “CAR-nuh-vul” in English; “car-nee-VAHL” in most Romance languages â€“ and in New Orleans, Lousiana, because of its French heritage). It is a celebration that is held just before the beginning of the Christian liturgical season of Lent.
Check out this great resource for mardi gras embroidery embroidery designs at Studio 3 Designs…really a treasure trove. All designs are available in the following formats – ART, PES, HUS, CSD, EXP, SEW, PCS, DST, XXX & JEF and the information on machine embroidery designs would come in handy here. The resource contains patterns in two hoop sizes – 3.9 by 3.9 inches and the large size – 5 by 7 inches or the 6.9 by 5 inches. All patterns are done in the traditional cultural overflowing mask fashion and are a treat to embroider.
The mask over the eyes for all the embroidery designs are focused and stitched clearly. Effort has gone in to ensure consistency in the waves of patterns around the face which form the hallmark of mardi gras embroidery designs.
I found these cute mardi gras embroidery designs at AllBrands.com – Type “mardi gras embroidery designs” in the search box and you will find a range of designs to choose from. Party wear at its best! These are great appliques and can put on T-shirts and costumes that you would want to wear for any party. If you see the one next to the post, apart from the beautiful embroidered mask, care has been taken to show the green frills around the neck and this to my mind brings life into the embroidery design. Happy party time!!
One of my cousins shared some of these beautiful mardi gras embroidery designer hats which he found at Mardi Gras Fur Hats sale. Although the particular site specializes in hats of all kinds, the cuter ones can be found at the mardi gras section. The one I liked best and made of polyester, embroidered inside in a mesh format, is displayed here. The inner embroidery lining needs to be quite strong in order to sustain the furry hat.
Mardi Gras (commonly called Fat Tuesday), incidentally is the day before Ash Wednesday and the first day of the Roman Catholic season of Lent.