Embroidery on kitchen towels

by Carol
(Florida)

I've just started embroidery on flour sack kitchen towels. I am using transfers and I don't know what straight stitch to use for my pattern.


Carol replies...
You might find my page on Redwork Embroidery helpful, Carol. This is a form of embroidery that uses stitch known as stem stitch to "draw round" pictures in single color of thread, normally red. You can try a free redwork embroidery pattern on a scrap of muslin first, to see if you enjoy this kind of embroidery.

No counting of fabric threads is needed for this type of needlework.

Hope this helps.

Carol

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Embroidery Stitches
by: Colleen

You will probably want to use either a back stitch or an outline stitch. If you do not know how to do these stitches, just Google them and you will find many examples on the web, or try your local book store or library.

One of my favorite books is A-Z of Embroidery Stitches. If you like doing embroidery this book is worth every penny.

Good Luck,
Colleen

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