Sunday, February 14, 2010


I have finally tried doing some redwork! I've always admired it, and meant to try it, so I finally did.

I bought some plain white toweling fabric at a fabric store, then set about looking for redwork (or any uncomplicated embroidery) patterns on my computer.

My light box is a piece of paper and fabric taped onto a window. I used a brown Micron pen to trace the image.

Drinking tea is one of my favorite pastimes, so I found a cute little picture of a teapot. (I added the steam coming out of the spout.)

On the other end of the tea towel I embroidered a messy little jam pot. I thought that went very well with the teapot. The little seeds on the strawberry were fun to make!

My thanks to MisterStitches for helping me resize things on my computer, so the jam pot wouldn't be bigger than the teapot!


  1. I too like redwork but haven't done much myself. But I do have some on my to do list. I really the rose designs that Jenny from Elephanz does. I see you have her in your blog list.

    I like all your denium work too. :)

  2. Thanks, Gail. Yes, Jenny had great designs, doesn't she.

  3. Hi Jan, I love your tea towel and the redwork is super, and so neat. Hugs xxx

  4. Thanks, Janey. I don't do a lot of embroidery, but I sure love it when I do!

  5. Hi there.....just found your blog and like what I see....take care.

  6. Hi Rhonda! Thanks for visiting. Your blog is great, too. How did you find me?

  7. You did a great job! I have looked at it and saved some patterns but have not tried doing it yet.