A study and recreation of embroidery, historical clothing and accessories.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
So, as many know, I visited a friend of mine in Wyoming for the first time and at the suggestion of my Mother, I took a gift along. I decided with a piece of linen a friend picked up for me, to make him a hanky (pictured above) embroidered with his last name initial. I washed and dried the fabric so that the sizing was removed and the weave shrunk down. I used white silk embroidery thread.
The stitches I decided to use were satin and split stitch, french knots and a cross stitch pattern.
I am very pleased with how it turned out and my friend loved it.
Now that Pennsic is over, I am finishing a few more commission items and then jumping on the "embroider all the things for me" bandwagon.