Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Trying my hand at embroidery on unbleached muslin. I just have to figure out some kind of binding for this tea towel and it will be done. It took only a couple days, and didn't turn out too badly considering I haven't done any embroidery in over a decade. I was pleasantly reminded how much fun this is, how soothing. The pattern was free, courtesy of patternbee.com over at turkey feathers.
The bonus is that my daughter wants to learn how to embroider too, because according to her it looks cool. I've dusted off my all-time favourite stitch encyclopedia and once she settles into her school routine, I will arm her with fabric, needle and thread.


Holly said...

Looks lovely - amazing what things our children want to learn. I learned from my grandmother (who learned from her older sister in those days when "days of the week" dish towels were mandatory)

Dorothy said...

My daughter does primitive type designs on unbleached cotton that we frame and she tries to sell.

Ali P said...

Ben is in the "art" class of grade 6 (as opposed to the sports class) and he is so excited that they may try their hands at various needle arts. He enjoys these things in very very small doses.

Pam said...

How pretty! I use to do a lot of that when I was a teenager but got in to other crafts and have never picked it up again.

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I want to do this with my girls too! It would be a fun craft to learn together. :)