Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bluework Dishtowel

As they used to say on Monty Python... and now for something completely different!  I decided I wanted to make a dish towel and have just finished it today and would like to know what you think.  Would you hang it in your kitchen?  It's linen (I think or at least linen like fabric) and I put a decorative buttonhole stitch on three edges in blue over the rolled hem and the bottom side has a decorative pulled thread design.  The teapot I embroidered in matching blue DMC thread.

Well, maybe it is just as well if you don't want to hang it in your kitchen.  As you can see from the penny in the photo, it might be on the small side!  lol  This is my first foray into the world of needlework in 1/10 scale for miniature dollhouses.  Next I'll make another to match with a coffeepot embroidered on it instead and I'll have a pair.  I learned a lot on this first small project so I think the next one will go easier and quicker. 

My mother always told me that people would turn my needlework over to see the back - so in case you wanted to do that, here it is.  I think that this miniature needlework may be as great an obsession as crazy quilting!


Rachel said...

That's hair-raisingly small - well done!
I'm sure the second will be easier!

MosaicMagpie said...

I wonder why our mothers were so obsessed with the backside of our work. I guess it did make us pay more attention to the details.

Bellesanbeaus said...

Kerry your mini towel is word of warning though...the miniworld is highly addicitive! I usually work in the 1/12 scale but anything mini I love! Have fun and enjoy! Big hugs Beth

Cathy said...

I'm anxious to see what you do in the small world. I just started building a Victorian doll house with the two gds who will be 6 yo soon. I bought it for them when they were born. By the time we get it wired for electrical and built they may be my age and able to do their own mini sewing for it! - Cathy L