Techniques of Ukrainian Nyzynka — Ethnic Textile Art by Phyllis Maurer


Ukrainian Nyzynka is a colorful embroidery technique originating in the Carpathian Mountains. To describe Nyz as “double layered pattern darning” makes this technique sound easy to master. In practice, it is one of the most challenging of the Ethnic techniques I have ever learned. The technique is seldom seen (other than in museums) and rarely taught.

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Phyllis Maurer