Vintage embroidery. So welcoming, calming and relaxing. Loved doing this with my grandmother. She was master in making beautiful embroidered bedding sets, tablecloths and napkins, pillow cases, aprons, knitted chair pads, doily cups, pockets hanging storage bags for combs and brushes, crochet lace borders, shelf edgings, all by hand. I remember her changing them in themes for the holidays or for the season. And very pretty lace bowls, made with natural fabric stiffener from crochet and lace doilies. All little pieces of art, now they remind you of happy time, place and people you loved! I do have several pieces of vintage embroidered works, I know they weren’t made to be stored in a drawer or a box forever, but I like to keep them safely stored as precious memories.
She showed me how to draw a pattern on fabric with a pencil, then embroider over it with colorful threads. I began to design my own cross stitch flower design, lovingly taught to me by my grandmother.
She was making decorative dolls with clothes like-traditional costumes. And she had a loom at home, I was fascinated from my grandmother’s skills and talent, how creative she was in a way of embroidering , knitting, sewing, and weaving. It was my grandmother who first encouraged me about creative works.
Bread taste better wrapped in a vintage towel 🙂
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