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« on: May 27, 2012 07:16:37 AM »



Huck Towel Embroidery is a simple way to create very intricate looking towels for gifts and gets.  Total project costs are typically less than $7!  And since the needle used is blunt - a perfect early craft project for a child or teen!



If anyone would like to give it a try (Warning:  It is addictive!), I posted some general how-to's for the design below on my blog:  http://destashification.com/2012/05/27/huck-how-to/



Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012 07:49:55 AM »

Very beautiful, I love the colors you chose it gives it a more dimentional look.  I love doing huck weaving partly because it is so easy to do!  Mine aren't as pretty as yours, but then it only takes two hours for me to make a tea towel.  I got out my towelling several days ago and have been searching for my pattern books.  Thank you for posting your work so I can make some today!

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012 02:11:07 AM »

That is just gorgeous!  I saw the little new project feature thing and had to click.  Smiley

Thanks for the link too.  I'm going to save it, as this is one of the crafts I have always wanted to try out.  Cheesy 
Those are variegated threads, right?  (Tired eyes- don't mind me)  That would be so awesome to do with my stash!
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012 08:57:02 PM »


Those are variegated threads, right?  (Tired eyes- don't mind me)  That would be so awesome to do with my stash!

The threads are not variegated.  They are just regular old embroidery floss from The Stash.  To determine the colors used look at the straight horizontal sections.  The vertical threads just seem to flow together.

In the bottom picture, the colors are (from center going both up and down):  yellow - orangish-tan - rose pink - reddish pink - brown.  The border is a very dark brown.

One of the reasons I enjoy Hunk Embroidery so much is the way the vertical threads merge the colors!  So much fun to see how they blend!

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012 06:26:11 AM »

WOW! That is so amazing and thank you so much for the link.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012 06:17:29 AM »

What are the names or your towel patterns.  I would especially like to find the second towel pattern.  Also do you know where you purchased the pattern.  I also collect Workbasket books but haven't come across this one.  Your towels are very beautiful.  Momomary99
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012 08:47:59 AM »

Sheesh, because I really needed to get obsessed with a new type of embroidery. ^_^ But no really, this is awesome! Thanks for posting the link to your blog--I've been wanting to try Huck embroidery since I first saw it here on Craftster, but I've been too timid to try it. You explain it very well, so I think I'm off to the craft store this week! ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012 09:32:26 AM »

wow!   Shocked  those look great!
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012 04:46:08 PM »

What are the names or your towel patterns.  I would especially like to find the second towel pattern.    Momomary99

Thanks for the kind comments.

The patterns in the upper photo are self-created.  I just started stitching and they are the result. I called the one you asked about Waves with "Lace" Edge.  

My blog at: http://destashification.com/2012/05/23/stash-couture-huck-towels/ has more detailed photos, but I can see they are not quite detailed enough to pick the pattern up from.  

If I can find some of the right type of graph paper - I will post the patterns.  

Found the graph paper - charted the graph and posted it at http://destashification.com/2012/06/08/huck-towel-graph/

But remember the warning!  Huck Embroidery is Addictive!

Thanks again.
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012 03:00:07 AM »

Wow! I've seen this before, but had no idea what it was called or how to do it. Thanks so much for posting. Looks like another addiction coming along  Wink
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