Started August 17, 2009
Finished August 22, 2009
After 17 hours.
Design by Pamela Strudwick from the german edition of “Heirloom Embroidery” (1997, Murdoch Books).
I took out my sewing machine 2 days ago and sewed some fabric scraps along the raw edges. I also trimmed a large pillow case to fit the computer monitor. I use fabric scraps and old embroidered pillow cases to cover things like the computer monitor and the keyboard. They are scraps from old embroidery projects. Since I am used to making large embroidered pictures, I did not know what to do with them before. But since 2 days ago, I thought, I also like embroidered home accessories. I started looking at magazines and books again and realized most of the designs are home and sewing accessories. They never attracted me before. But now, I am starting to consider embroidering all that I could stitch on in my room. lol.
I put the 2 towel border designs together. They basically have stitches that I have not tried before. It says Montmellick whitework, and to use DMC 4-strand cotton threads. But since I did not find any here, and I don´t feel like buying online these days, I just bought a (V+H) vy lt ecru to match the cream fabric. It is not whitework, but it is monochromatic. I thought it looks great. I like the idea of monochromatic embroidery, baby blue on baby blue, baby pink on baby pink . They create darker shades on their own.
First photo of work-in-progress: