Friday, July 20, 2018

Great source for Christmas embroidery designs!


I love to embroider and just wish I had more time for it.  Truth to tell, in many ways I enjoy it more than counted cross stitch.  I have found that embroidered dish towels can make wonderful handmade gifts which people really appreciate.

Not too long ago, I found a great source for free designs: Bird Brain DesignsThey also have many lovely patterns and materials for sale.  If you enjoy embroidery, it will be well worth your while to visit the site.  There are also designs for quilting and wool applique.  A needlecrafter could get lost in this site for days.

There are many Christmas and winter designs, as well as designs for other holidays -- even the Fourth of July, for example.  I think a set of tea towels in seasonal designs would make a fabulous gift!

Here's one example of a winter design:
Let It Snow tea towel.  Below is a screenshot I took from Bird Brain Designs.


I've written other posts about embroidery and dish towels which you might enjoy seeing, and which give links to other sources for designs, so you might like to take a look at the following: Christmas Embroidery Designs and A Christmas Tea Towel.

Clicking the "dish towels" label on either of my blogs will also take you to posts that will hopefully inspire your own stitchery.

 The slower days of summer are perfect for embroidering small projects.  Have fun with these ideas!

7 comments:

  1. They are cute. Love the Let It Snow.

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    1. I think they are very cute and hope to stitch some of them!

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  2. Wow! That is a great resource, I think I am in the process of getting the blueberries to embroider. I have a vintage kitchen towel somewhere in pristine condition and that design would be perfect for it. Thanks for the link.

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    1. You are welcome, Vee! I like the sea shell design also, along with many others. I have downloaded both the sea shell and the blueberry designs. I have a length of dish toweling material to make dish towels from, and it has a blue striped edge as well. If I could only find time to transfer it! Maybe in August ...

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  3. My grandma taught me to embroider when I was nine years old. She did such exquisite work. I transitioned to counted cross stitch and never embroidered as an adult. Seeing these designs makes me wonder if I should pick it up again...

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  4. Lots of lovely designs!

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  5. I don't embroider but I'd like too, these are lovely

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