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Embroidery 101: Hand Towel

Embroidery 101: Hand Towel

Embroidery 101: Hand Towel

You can find inexpensive hand towels at Target, Walmart, and dollar stores, and they make perfect starter projects for budding stitchers. We found this Valentine's Day towel in the dollar bin at Target, and knew it would be the perfect backdrop for some metallic thread embroidery. The beautiful shimmery threads make the printed hearts stand out, but are soft and machine washable. Let your child or beginning stitcher practice on a project like this—it's simply "fill in the shapes."

Materials needed:

  • Hand towel, preferably lightweight (not terry cloth) (Target)
  • Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid in 003 Red, 015 Chartreuse
  • #24 Tapestry needle
  • cross stitch, backstitch and lazy daisy stitch diagrams

Instructions:

  1. We used two very simple stitches — the cross stitch and backstitch — and one "a little more advanced but fun" lazy daisy stitch.
  2. Use one strand of Braid (use the Very Fine #4 Braid just as it comes straight off the spool, do not separate into plies).
  3. Fill in the large areas with backstitches or cross stitches.
  4. Use the lazy daisy stitch to fill in any petals or small hearts.

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Embroidery 101: Hand Towel, P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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