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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Poinsettia Hand Towels

In between the big projects from my Scottish Embroidery tour I continued to work on some of the towelling hand towels I had in my stash. 

The second pair I settled on was another with a printed pattern - this time featuring poinsettias and not, fortunately, cross-stitch.
The instructions specified satin stitch but I decided to use an open fly stitch. This gave me good coverage and allowed more precise laying of the thread than satin stitch would give me.
I needed to go back over the leaves to fill gaps but I was very pleased with the results.
It was simple, bright and effective.


Lyn Warner said...

The poinsettias are really cheery and in good time for Christmas.

margaret said...

this lifts an ordinary plain towel to another level beautiful

Monica said...

This is very pretty and cheerful for Christmas. You will enjoy using it, I think! Are you working on a lot of holiday projects now?

Jillian said...

I'm afraid not, Monica. It is a fluke that these happened to have a Christmassy flower. I have no holiday projects on the go as yet.

Thanks Margaret and Lyn for your kind comments.

Katherine said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. My lovely email program has managed to delete half my address book and I no longer have your email addy. You pop up as a no reply blogger when you comment. Good luck with December, you know what I mean lol and love the work on the poinciana and the rose and thistle piece too. Its nice to get the thread through fabric again and Grace traced up a small panel to stitch last night too.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Beautifully stitched poinsettias and you certainly are ahead of the game to have done some Christmas stitching already. It will be a delightful to use come holiday time.