I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Embroidery Design To Share


I am in the middle of embroidery orders to finish and don't have much to post on this blog this week. However, I wanted this blog to be a spot to share the passion and love for hand embroidery, by also sharing website information on stitching and patterns. While going through my vintage stash of transfers, this lovely cottage design caught my eye and I decided to share it with those of you who like to embroider. I am not sure where this design originated from and I hope that no one minds I am sharing it with you. If you would like to copy this, just click onto the design and it should come up with a larger size to print for embroidery. Lazy Daisy stitch, outline stitch and french knots are the most common stitches used for this design. But let your creative side go wild and use the stitches you want.For those who aren't quite sure about how to stitch, the Internet is the most wonderful place for instruction, or the library offers wonderful how to books. I would love to see the colors you chose and the finished design if you decide to embroider this! Let me know! My best wishes for your best stitches!

8 comments:

Margie said...

how adorable! i'm printing it for sure, and adding it to my "hope to be able to make soon" pile! (you know the one that keeps growing, i think i'd need 2 lifetimes to get it all done! tee hee!)

thank you for sharing it!

Koleen said...

All of your embroidery is beautiful! I haven't had the chance to stitch in a long time, but I collect patterns in the hope that one day things will slow down enough and I will get to.

the rusty cupboard said...

I love love love your work and designs. keep up the good work

staci said...

Thank you so much for posting this wonderful design!!! I need to do more embroidery...if only there were more hours in the day!

CottageBliss said...

Thanks so much for the sweet cottage design from days gone by...I love it!

Mini said...

I love that cottage!

Peggy said...

Thanks for the sweet cottage pattern.

Peggy

Cathy said...

Kathleen, I copied the cottage and will start on it right away. Thanks. I will download a picture when I'm done.