Thursday, July 22, 2010

Embroidery Work

 I made a heart sachet, but I added embroidery work before cutting it out.  I learned something important with this piece--to iron fusible interfacing to the back of your material before doing the embroidery.  I was pleased with my satin stitches for the very first time.
I made twisted cording with embroidery floss to stitch to the edges of the heart and to make a loop to hang it with.
The color of floss I chose for the stems and leaves kind of fades into the fabric--I guess that's okay.
In the picture below I put it on my tatted hankie for a picture. (I love that hankie, but it sure did take a long time to tat the lace edging.)
Sorry the picture below is so fuzzy, but that's where I hang it--on our floor lamp switch.
You can click on the picture below to see the satin stitches I'm so proud of.
 You could fill it with lavender and use it in your lingerie drawer.  Putting it on the hanger of a lovely outfit to display would also be nice.

Below, I embroidered some tea towels--I just love embroidered tea towels.  I got some at our wedding shower 40 years ago from my MIL and others--they are long gone now.  Bleaching them takes a tole after a while, but it's necessary so I just make more.
Sorry, another fuzzy picture, but you get the idea.
There's a linky party at Fireflies and Jellybeans.  Go check it out. I am linking up to amylouwho.


  1. Hi, Your works are simply amazing and inspiring. Keep rocking...

  2. Oh! i LOVE all your embroidery! Especially the tea towels with the herbs.

  3. Love your embroidery work. Looks really neat and well done.