Monday, 18 November 2013

Lunch towels

After learning to do embroidery I wanted to do something for my kids.  But for boys what can I do.  I made two pillow covers with their names in it.  Some time back I have got blue coloured aida fabric and from that time onwards I was urging to do a lunch towel for my boys.  So decided to go for a simple embroidery on both the sides.  The first one I have come up with the Holbein stitch and got the idea from Anchor needle and thread magazine.  Here it comes:


Here is the close up.

The two lines are double running stitch forward in blue and reverse in red.  It is a 10 count aida fabric.  So, Four strands of anchor cotton embroidery thread have been used. 
In my next post I will be showing one more lunch towel with kasuti borders on both the sides.  So do watch my space. 

7 comments:

  1. Lovely!! I can understand, I'm in a fix too when I have to make something for my dad or husband. ;-) But you've found a great solution and its beautiful! :-)

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  2. That's a pretty towel!! Is it 15 count ? I use two strands for 15 count and 3or4 strands on 11 count. I don't see 15 count Colored fabric in India.

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  3. That is an excellent way of showing Mother's Love without making the boys feel 'embarrassed'. I once had some small students (boys) and they very proudly showed the toys their mother had made them. A few years later they would have nothing to do with 'Mother's Love' and even spoke ill of the lunch box she made them every day, but I knew that deep down in their hearts they loved all she did for them.

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  4. Its very nice. Where did you get the 15ct blue colored aida cloth from India?

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  5. A very nice design and very nicely stitched.

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  6. Wonderful Shami. This is the excellent solution to make boys happy, and showing your affection and love.

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