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Topic: Set of Tea Towels Swap (Signups CLOSED, SEND BY 9/30/08)  (Read 23009 times)
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Lilyvanilli
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2008 08:02:39 AM »

There's also this thread in the Needlework Discussion area:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=8772.0

Also, doing searches for stamps and/or coloring pages is a good way to find designs.
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« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2008 09:21:07 AM »

I'm excited for this to get going!!
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2008 07:57:38 PM »

I've not embroidered on towels.

I'm thinking about this one.

How do you finish the backside of the tea towels??

Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2008 08:05:04 PM »

I don't do anything to finish the back side. I just try to make the embroidery neat so it looks good from that side too. I love the backs!
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2008 08:18:50 PM »

How do you finish the backside of the tea towels??

Thanks everyone.

I don't finish the backs of towels - just embroider neatly and don't carry the thread for more than a 1/4", to prevent snags and pulls. You can run the thread undr other stitches to prevent long carries. I have seen people use wide ribbon and sew it from edge to edge on the backside to cover the embroidery. That looks o.k., but I worry about the way different fabrics shrink differently in the wash.

I wonder if huck weaving would count in this swap?
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« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2008 05:40:09 AM »

I don't really finish off the backs either.  Just try to keep it tidy.  I feel that add to the handmadeness of it! 
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2008 01:16:00 PM »

I don't really finish off the backs either.  Just try to keep it tidy.  I feel that add to the handmadeness of it! 

Ditto that.
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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2008 07:40:07 PM »

Man, this is tempting...I love embroidery!  Damn!  Lemme think on this one....
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« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2008 06:09:30 AM »

Humm...tidy back has not been my strenght I must confess....Well I will find a way! HAHAH
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« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2008 07:07:47 AM »

Thanks to my fabulous swap organizer from my first swap, Elvissatx, I got my feedback already - Sooooo I just sent in my questionnaire!

This should be so much fun, especially if my friend and fellow craftster,AndreaDeniell, joins.
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