Monday, July 18, 2016

Christmas embroidery designs


Image from French Knots.com
I was reading a post over at My Mom Calling concerning Embroidered Kitchen Towels. The blogger, Carrie, does beautiful work.  It made me think of embroidered towels I have made for gifts and how fun it would be to make some more with Christmas designs.

You can find some free Christmas embroidery patterns, like the one above, here: Christmas Embroidery Patterns.

And for some absolutely beautiful, inspiring designs, go here: Crabapple Hill Studio.  Click on Winter/Christmas and prepare to be enchanted!  There are dish towels among their designs, and I have made some using their transfers and patterns.  Lovely.
Not a Christmas towel, but I used the scalloped edging from Crabapple Hill's pattern.
This is one of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" dishtowel designs from Crabapple Hill Studio.
A closeup of the simple design -- Christmas cookies with sprigs of greenery
Another camper towel using the same scalloped edging.  You can read the details on the camper designs here:  Vintage Camper dish towels.
This type of project is a great one to work on during the summer,  It's small, portable, and sometimes  stitching a wintry design can even make you feel a little bit cooler!

8 comments:

  1. Wish I knew how to embroider. really lovely

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    1. You could learn easily, Luludou! Check out www.sublimestitching.com/pages/tutorials. The tutorials look excellent. You can do this!

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  2. Haha, I agree with you. I like to work on cross stitch stockings in summer because I think "cool" thoughts! Cute designs, thanks for sharing.

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    1. That works for me, Vicki! One year I did several cross stitched bread cloths with Christmas designs and worked on them in summer.

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  3. Thank you for tagging me. Now I want to go and buy more flour sack towels and find some holiday patterns to stamp. I think I will stay busy for days to come.

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  4. You're welcome, Carrie! As you can tell, I was really inspired by your stitching. Now I want to make some more embroidered towels myself. Embroidery was my first needlework love, and it's still one of my favorite techniques.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the designs and the lovely photos.

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  6. You are welcome, Pamela! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them!

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