Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Gingham Book of Embroidery Part II

This little page is found on the back of each of the color leaflets. The minute I spied that little thimble-man I fell in love. 

 There are not enough feather stitches in my work. This page makes me think I need to add more.

I need said skirt...stat.

Thinking I should practice this stitch on a scrap piece of gingham. Mine have a tendency to grow as I stitch?

Basket bags...with scroll work.  We made those in brownies.

Blanket stitching was my first embroidery stitch. I loved how it sealed the edge of a seam.  It remains a favorite. You can find the pamphlet available for download on my


Musings from Kim K. said...

I really have bookmarked these last two posts. I'm seriously thinking I need to pack some needles and thread when we head to the cottage this summer. It almost looks doable.

Tammy's in Love said...

I like the one that says, "Pop is Cooking". At my house, my distracted husband and his grill are enemies, it would say "Pop is burning something!"


vintage grey said...

Love the Thimble Man, and the cute little elf guys!! That skirt is super cute!! Would love one!! ;) xo Heather

Nan said...

I like that feather stitch the best. I can do the blanket stitch that is mainly what I use on felt.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a fun book!! Where did you find it?


Kathy said...

Now I know why I cannot make a french knot - I don't have an embroidery elf!!

magie said...

What a cute and useful book..I just adore it. The little thimble man and the helpful elves are just adorable!

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Wow! What a cool thing ... is that I can do?
Have a blessed day.

Barbara said...

I like the Pop apron, too (maybe a Father's Day gift in the Mending household?) I think my blanket stitching still leaves much to be desired.

craftyles said...

What a cute book it is. I learned about some new stitches-but the illustrations are so cute. Thanks again, Renee.

LBP said...

What a cute book! The blanket stitch was my first stitch too. We used it in Girl Scouts to make "sit upons" to take on our hike. They were little oil cloth mats that we would sit on.

Thanks for sharing you book.


Unknown said...

Lovely i have never done embroidery but i will one day thats for sure ;-) Have a great weekend, dee x

donna said...

Miss Renee thank you so much for sharing these sweet vintage patterns. I had a chance to buy some in Warrenton this time and I didn't now I am regreating it
Hugs donna

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Renee,
What a treasure trove of wonderful embroidery techniques! My dear Gramma Peggie was a master at featherstitch. I have never had a lot of success with that stitch! Do you have an apron with some of the chicken scratch on it? I found one recently that was orange gingham, well worn, very vintage and darling. I would love to press it up and send it to you. It's so sweet and I'd really like for you to have it, my sweet friend! It would be a fun one to design a pattern off of.
You have been so generous to share these incredible patterns and ideas with all of us.
Grateful hugs,
Carolynn x x x

Betsy said...

This is such a cute little booklet! I found a similar one at an antique store and fell in love with it. I need to get back to embroidering--this has inspired me to pull out my needles and thread.

Hearts Turned said...

What a fantastic find, Renee! I'm in love with "thimble man", too! Every page you shared is absolutely charming!

Wishing you a beautiful day, dear friend!


Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Oh my goodness Renee, there's more? I didn't even realize that. I must not have read very carefully. I think I am going to print these pages out if you don't mind so I can keep them with my vintage patterns. They are so sweet. I love them. Thank you for sharing.