August 9, 2011

First "Freehand" Dish Towel

For a long time, I've wanted to learn to embroider dish towels to give as gifts. I've practiced a little with transfers, but decided to try my hand at a custom design.

This is a housewarming gift for some friends of ours who just moved.  It started out as an experiment, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  This wonderful couple loves the outdoors - hence, the scrubby pines and "lake."

Monogrammed Jean Purse
Erica Knudson
Mid-project, I searched my stash of bags for something to keep my small embroidery projects in, and I found the perfect thing...a purse that I made in high school from a favorite pair of jeans.  I guess I've had embroidery on my mind for a while.

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