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« on: May 21, 2013 09:29:25 AM »

I sewed up a handkerchief from a piece of cotton remnant... it seemed the right weight and weave for one. And then I added some embroidery to enter it into The Dreamstress's Historical Sew Fortnightly. It's all handsewn; it was pretty much my "take on a train" project.

Before washing, with the drawn lines still visible:



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The pattern was really just improvised as I went... so it's slightly wobbly, but I'm quite happy with it in the end.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013 09:33:36 AM »

Wonderful job! Your lazy daisy stitch is great.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013 10:42:51 AM »

That's really pretty, too pretty for it's intended use!
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013 01:23:14 PM »

Wonderful job! Your lazy daisy stitch is great.

And I've just learned an English embroidery term. Smiley

That's really pretty, too pretty for it's intended use!

It will take some settling in, I guess; but we already have some with little monograms, so I thought this wasn't so far removed from that. Cheesy

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