Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Borders and Trims



Mom used borders of ric-rac and tea prints to embellish tea towels. And sometimes she used a ready-bordered weave, as in the tea towels above. Teapots and flowers were two of her favorite subjects to embroider.

These were stitched by mom, but I found the patterns for this set last winter and stitched a set of my own; seven in soft pink colors to match my Old Country Roses china and tea set. All they need now is to be trimmed and pressed, then I will post them for you to see.

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE your teatowels. Your Mom is great to make them for you. I am now busy with a little redwork pattern. I love to do it. but I am a beginner in stitchery

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  2. So pretty. I love the patterns.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I love rick rack. I never thought about using it for tea towels. When I go shopping on Monday I am going to pick up some extra.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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