Happy Spring. Happy Butterfly Days
I really had a lot of fun stitching this lasso. I hadn't stitched anything like this before. I really liked how it turned out. If you are reading this blog and want to stitch up this towel look for Giddy Up Pattern or Kit in "Embroidered Toweling" category on this website.
Giddy up and let's start stitching.
Hello from the backside!
I often get asked about how to finish the backs of my embroidered dishtowels. While I do try to make the backside neat, it is not as neat as the front. There is an old adage, "Make the back as neat as the front". Not sure how to achieve this perfection as I am self taught, but here are my tricks to carry threads and neaten up my knots.
This view is from the backside of "Farm Girl" Embroidered Dishtowel.
In these photo's, I am finding a path to bring my thread to the next crevice line in my stitched tomato.
I don't want to knot and start my thread again. It is only a 1 inch to my next stitching line. But, I do not want to carry the thread across the back. This causes potential pulling and looks messy.
So, I wrap around existing
lines to get where I need to go.
Welcome to the Farm Girl Dishtowel Lettering tutorial.
This post will give you hints for stitching American Type
You may have the Farm Girl Dishtowel kit or pattern. If not, this pattern and/or kit is available to purchase from the "Embroidered Toweling" Category on this site.
Pre-wash your towel following manufacturers instructions.
I used the cool setting on my washer.
Trace design onto your washed and pressed dishtowel. Find detailed tracing instructions on FAQ's page of this website.
I used 2 strands of black floss and backstitch for the letters.
I have started my letters in this photo. You can see my tracing for a single row column and a double row column. The F is finished with a double row main column. The base's of all vertical and horizontal columns are finished.
Note how each column does not necessarily have a base going in
each direction. For example, the top of the F only has a base going towards the left. The top horizontal column of the F only has the base pointing downward.
Barri Sue Gaudet designer for Bareroots, stitcher, mom and grandma, friend, hiker, quilt and knitting shop owner, and now, blogger.