The art of embroidering and weaving is a tradition in the county of Barcelos, in particular in the parish of Carreira, having in the known Sieve Embroidery of S. Miguel da Carreira an old tradition, with very own characteristics that by its forms and minutia differs from the other Minho’s embroidery. In Barcelos there are still craftsmen, in many parishes, who weave in traditional looms and embroider in a traditional way, conserving the knowledge and techniques that, for years, were the base of the economy of some parishes.