Thursday, 12 July 2012

Cross stitch pansies


Hi
A cross stitch floral band again.....

                                    
I've used aida fabric and stranded cotton threads,attached the band to a Turkish towel.
I will be gifting this to someone who loves embroidered towels along with a soap collection.
Have a happy weekend!
Happy stitching!
Anita.

10 comments:

Leelagovind said...

nice crossstitch work..who will be the lucky one recieving the wonderful gift from you..wish i were..:))))))))

Mosaic Magpie said...

They will love it!
Deb

Suztats said...

I have two pots of pansies at my front door: so cheery with their little smiling faces. A lovely towel!

Anita said...

@ Leela - :) thanks.

deanna7trees said...

lovely pansies. my eyes are not good enough to do this work anymore.

ina said...

Another great work!

Mahalakshmi said...

Lovely cross stitch Anitha..great work.

Vanessa Pegg said...

The embroidery looks lovely - did you do anything special to attach it to the towel? Like did you need to add a strip of interfacing? I'm trying to add a strip to a towel for a gift an am not sure of how to add it.
Thanks.

Vanessa Pegg said...

The embroidery looks lovely.
How did you attach it to the towel? Did you need to use anything special on the back of the cross stitch to prevent fraying? I'm in the process of making a gift with a towel and I'm not sure of how to attach it.
Thanks

Anita said...

@Vanessa - Thanks for visiting and your nice comments.I didn't attach any interfacing.The towel itself covers and prevents the stitches at the back so I don't think a backing is necessary. I tacked the aida strip to the towel first,then covered the raw edges with a 1/4 '' satin ribbon by placing half of the ribbon on aida and the other half on the towel.Then did a row of small back stitches near the selvedge of the ribbon on both sides.Hope this helps.Let me know if you need more help.