Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time for Tea Towel






This dishtowel is a small gift for a friend. The outline pattern for the teapot and cup are from Jenny Hart's book, Sublime Stitching. Her book has basic embroidery instructions and tons of simple but cute designs.  You add the creativity by choosing colors and stitches. I embellished the design a bit, although the patterns are cute the way they are. On this project I added the tea pouring out of the pot and the pink and red petals on the dishes. I also hand-wrote the word with a sharp pencil and stitched over it.
I love giving embroidered gifts! They are often easily finished in an evening or two, inexpensive, handmade, pretty, useful, and easy to mail. What's not to love?

2 comments:

  1. It turned out lovely, especially with the decorative stitches you added!

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