Happy Monday to everyone.
I hope you had a nice weekend and did something you loved.
On to our next guest for
The Love of Hand Embroidery.
I would like to welcome
Kiera who blogs at
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
Hi everyone! I'm Kiera and I blog over at Sew Very Kiki. I'm so excited to be able to share my embroidery projects with you and so thankful to Jane for asking me to join in. I had never worked with Presencia before and was eager to try it.
My love of hand embroidery started at my mother's knee. She kept all of her flosses in an old Christmas Cookie tin. Oh how I loved to just go through that tin and play with all the beautiful colors. She taught me all the basics...stem stitches, french knots, lazy daisy. And mom always pointed out that the back of my work should look as good as the front! Her handwork graced our home in the forms of pillowcases, doilies, tablecloths and so much more. How I wish I had some of those pieces now.
For my project I decided to make a couple of tea towels. We recently moved into a new home and I wanted something to spruce up the kitchen with. I found some patterns that I thought looked kind of vintage and stitched away.
The towel with the rooster in in honor of my Mom and all she taught me. She collected roosters, so when I saw the pattern I knew I would have to make it!
Presecia was a dream to work with and was colorfast when I washed the towels.
I'm on the lookout now for more vintage patterns to stitch!
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Thank you Kiera, I still have my grandmother's floss tin.
I love your tea towels, they are just darling. Thank you again for sharing.