Simple embroidery? It’s just ducky for beginners.Posted: August 16, 2014 Filed under: Craft, Sewing Project | Tags: Sewing, Textile, vintage embroidery 2 Comments
Janeray’s wonderful day-of-the-week dishtowels reminded me that I’ve got some darling vintage embroidery pieces in my stash that are bound for September’s Vintage Bazaar.
I think all of them are easy enough for even a beginning stitcher to enjoy making.
Like this sweet cotton towel with a little Dutch washerwoman. Isn’t her flowered skirt adorable?
It’s mostly outline stitch with a dash of straight stitch thrown in. Somebody did a lovely neat job of it—look how even the stitches are.
How about this ducky farmyard scene embroidered in one corner of a cotton baby towel?
You’ve got four complete ducks here, and a mere suggestion of everything else: the lines of a barn, an angle of a hill, a bit of a tree branch, a sketch of grass, and a splash of water. All in outline stitch, not the most expertly done but it’ll do.
One more: a linen hand towel, the kind you put out for guests even though guests think it’s far too nice to use.
Lots of backstitch and straight stitch here. The blue and yellow is very pretty together, and it looks like the yellow is variegated—see how the color shifts on her hair and at the scallop on her dress hem?
I’m going to scan all three of these designs for my sewing students to try.
If you’re a novice embroiderer, would these designs appeal to you?
I’m not a beginner, but I just love them!
Thanks for the vote! I just remembered that I sold a wonderful
handtowel with bluebirds at the last Vintage Bazaar. Sure wish I had that back now!