Sunday, 29 July 2012

Scandi Stitches

Now that I have given this to my pal I can share it here!

During my week off I made this teatowel from the 'Scandinavian Needlecraft' book that George gave me for my birthday.  I'm really chuffed with how it turned out!  It was all done on the machine, using 2 very fine lines of zigzag stitching in blue and green.  I love the pattern - it was inspired by Scandinavian ceramics from the 50s and 60s.  Luckily the scribbly design was very forgiving, it's the first time I've tried machine embroidery and the circles in particular took a while to get the hang of!

I have all sorts of plans for my own designs now using the same technique, it's very simple but really effective I think.  I also want to put this pattern on a table runner.


  1. Sarah I'm so pleased to be the lucky owner of this! Thank you again!! xx

  2. Awww you're very welcome Rosiebobs, so glad you like it! Thanks for your lovely company last week, was super good to see you xxxx

  3. Thank you Jen, it was really fun to make! x

  4. Wel done, it looks really great. x

  5. That looks so effective - maybe this year I might get around to making my christmas presents and this is a brilliant idea for a gift. Love it!

    1. Thanks! That's my plan for Christmas too, although I tend to forget these plans until mid-December when the idea of handmade presents seems a lot more stressful than enjoyable! Maybe this year will be different... Also thank you for following me, I had a very enjoyable browse through your blog and am following you back!