Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gingham Book of Embroidery


For those of you that fear a needle...this one might make you overcome that fear.


I never saw it before but it is perfectly clear now...it is sewing on graph paper!


Five cents a copy.  Prepared by the Educational Bureau of Coats and Clark.













I'm having such trouble trying to figure out which one I need to do first, second, third....
The last half of the pamphlet will come tomorrow. 
Well, go get your needles!
Download the pamphlet pages here.

26 comments:

Lesa said...

A short time ago at a thrift store, I found an black and white gingham apron that incorporates exactly this technique. I posted a picture of the apron which can be found on my blog. Thanks so much for posting this booklet! I love it!

Miss Holly said...

This is so wonderful!! I received a big pile of vintage unused gingham in all sorts of colors...this is what I am going to do with it!! THANKYOU..so much for sharing!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I am a bit less afraid of the needle now. I have mastered lazy daisy, but still a bit intimidated...must admit the gingham does help!

Kim K. said...

This makes me almost want to unearth the sewing basket. I love the step by step instructions and fabulous visuals.

Denise Price said...

Super cute! You always find the cutest books.

Gingham-print paper is really popular in scrapbooking right now. Hm, maybe next time I use it on a layout, I should embroider on the gingham!

vintage grey said...

This is a most lovely book Renee!! Love the images! I am still not sure about the pesky french knot page, they make it look so easy...Haha!! I love using gingham for cross-stitch, it makes it so much easier!! Thanks for sharing this treasure!! ;) xo Heather

Into Vintage said...

I must find a copy of this book - I love it! I'm also having a little gingham crush at the moment. No idea why...

Kathy said...

French knots, the bane of my life that defeated me on learning to embroider! Everyone says they are so easy but they are so NOT for me. Can you come over?? 8+)

Nan said...

Cute embroidery book there. I can remember doing the cross stitch as a child. In fact I still have that piece.

Liz said...

Great little booklet. In school we learned to sew on gingham - brought back a few memories!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Hi sweet Renee!
What a wonderful post! Today, I've been reorganizing my sewing room and I cam across some vintage embroidery patterns. I thought of you and now I know that we were in the same mindset having enjoyed your latest post. You are so generous to share such fun and helpful ideas and tutorials!
You are a sweetheart!
Hugs,
Carolynn

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Such a coinsidence! I just took pics tonight of 2 darling gingham half aprons, that I'll be posting on Etsy tomorrow. This is obviously the way someone stitched on them. I really need this book. I want to embroider so much, but my one attempt was a disaster! lol

busymartha said...

Such an awesome book Renee. Embroidery was the first craft I ever learned! I started when I was 7 or 8 years old. Always have trouble with the french knots!

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

oh my this is absolutely fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)
Jessie, xo

Barbara said...

Good heavens, the inside is even cuter than the cover. I remember my first embroidery lesson clearly, with my great-grandma, making black cross stitches on brown gingham. So glad she taught me!

Tammy's in Love said...

Super Fun Find!!! I see those little aprons at the Thrift store and have a few patterns in my collection. 'So nice of you to give us some ideas for projects! I think there's going to be a gingham explosion in blogland!

Tammy

craftyles said...

Wha ta great book-don't you just love the graphics. The instructions are great too. I learned how to stitch from a book similar to yours. Thanks for sharing it with us today.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Love that book. Thank you so much for sharing. I so love to do handwork and especially when I am working from a vintage book.
Hugs,
Julie

tammyCA said...

Embroidery is one of my favorite things to do...your book is sweet and I love those little flowers all in a row...would look cute on some curtains. I've also done tiny counted cross-stitch, but it is too intense for my liking...gingham cross stitch seems more relaxing.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a cute little book! Lots of fun little projects in there! Learning to embroider using gingham is a great idea! This is such a perfect teaching tool for youngsters and newbies.
(Also- I heard back from Trish, check your e-mail.)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Renee-
I just did a little post on my gingham half aprons that use this technique. I put I link to your post too! I hope that's ok with you. But of course let me know if you'd rather I not link to you.
Have a great day! Erica :)

birdie blue said...

if only it were really so easy, my friend. love this book, what a treasure trove of information. embroidery is one art, i'd definitely love to learn.

xo
molly

Genie said...

Hi...I am Genie and got to you in a round about way. I was commenting on Vintage Thingie Thursday posts and I got to Golden Egg Vintage. Your old embroidery book is wonderful. I am thinking it would be a great way to teach my little granddaughter embroidery. Make a dolly apron out of gingham and then let her do the embroidery. Your blog is wonderful. I will have to start visiting you more often. genie

donna said...

Oh boy you have found some great treasures in these patterns. I've wanted to learn how to do the lazy daisy stitch for so long.
Hugs
donna

janice15 said...

What a great book, I always have had a problem with the french knot...go figure...It never comes out the same way twice...I just saw some green gingham cloth dish towels...now I know what I can do...going to go buy them...thank you for sharing...Happy weekend...with love Janice

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I am getting ready to start embroidering some tea towels. I haven't embroidered in years and these cute books would be so handy! The ideas, tips and designs are just too cute!!