Embroidery on kitchen towels
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.
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.