The shop is offering a basic hand embroidery class once a month for the entire year. Each month our students have been taught various methods of stitch types, different looks using wool and a plethora of wonderful threads that are used for handwork or that can also be ran through the machine. I am always talking about my love for 12 wt. thread, so I have been asked to teach for the month of June. I wanted the students to experience for themselves the many uses of 12 wt. thread so I came up with this hand towel project so that they could do just that! I used a double strand on the word autumn, (a single strand on the veins of the leaves) and then ran it through my machine using a buttonhole stitch on the pumpkins. I liked how the towel came out and toyed with the idea of finishing off the towel with matching fabric... I decided to leave it plain.
The towels that I have pictured below this latest project, are towels that I have posted before, but that have been finished differently at the bottom....OR you can simply leave it plain like I have on this one.
I had fun machine embroidering this towel... just make sure that you wash the towel first to get rid of any shrinkage. I also decided that this towel needed more than the embroidery... it needed a ruffle and some trim.
I added a coordinating fabric to this one as well, along with piping. Piping adds so much...
I decided not to add a ruffle to this last one, but to simply cover the bottom of the towel with coordinating fabric... and again.. piping. Click for closer looks of each towel.