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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I love seeing embroidered accessories

whether it be for sewing or for some other use.
Since it takes forever for me to finish and to show you something I have created each week and also I have been busy working on my vintage shop,
I want to share a pattern and design with you that you might enjoy making for yourself or for a loved one.
This wonderful traveling accessory comes from the 1940's and  from the pages of Nori Koenig's book Vintage Garden.
I love Nori Koenig books of embroidery designs. You can find a lot of her books on Amazon.
This is a comb and brush pouch and is simple to assemble and beautiful to embroider.

I am hoping that if you click onto the photos, you might be able to copy it for yourself.

To line up the designs just trace off and overlap the designs where it all matches up.
Choose any fabric for the backing and you have a treasure to carry around for a long time!


Lesa said...

Wonderful design! I remember something similar from my great aunt's dressing table.

lil red hen said...

We love those old magazines don't we?

Kathleen, I tried the recipe for removing stains, and although it didn't remove the pink stains from my scarf, it did make the rest of the fabric look nice. I believe the stains were from some type of dye, maybe from paper.

Bev said...

That is adorable!!

Preeti said...

Very pretty design!! Thanks for sharing information about book! I will definitely go and check.

Anonymous said...

So feminine and lovely.

Marianne xo