Sunday, 24 July 2016
1930s embroidery transfer brought to life
The information on the side of the transfer says it's from the January 1938 issue of Stitchcraft. The overall design has a lot of what I like in printed patterns, though: clear, bold shapes and a geometric feel. (It's that 60s/20s taste of mine coming through once again. Swinging, flapping style.) I'm certain it was designed for cutwork, and would have been predominantly worked in buttonhole stitch, with the outer edge falling where the dotted lines on the transfer are, after which the fabric would have been cut away. As a novice embroiderer, I'm doing the buttonhole stitch, but not the cutting. I'd like to get a bit more proficient with buttonhole before I start cutting.
1930s tea set. When I've completed this bit of the cloth, I shall show you how it all looks together!
And who knows, maybe one day I will finish my jumper...