Some of these packages contain really large pieces of perfectly fine linen, meant for a tablecloth - it is perfect for practicing all kinds of embroidery - hardanger, whitework, cross stitch - and it cost practically nothing. I love those finds and I love to 'rescue' some of these embroidered pieces.
Some time ago I found a small bag filled with all kinds of vintage embroidery patterns - from the 60'-70'ies - and I picked one out because I clearly remembered this kind of embroidery - a stylised geometrical flower pattern - and I've tried to recreate it.
Now - the pattern suggests to make it in only 3 shades of either greens, yellows, blues or lilacs. I chose to make it in two shades of teal and orange and a yellow-green for the small leaves.
Appleton crewel wool on linen.
There is no information as to which kind of thread to use - I would think a DMC stranded cotton would be the choise.
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