Sunday, 30 March 2014

Tiny embroidered toys

vintage embroidered toys
That lion sure looks cross

These gay ornaments also double as useful pin cushions, it says in the book. I think they'd be lovely hanging one under the other on a string!

Use back stitch, straight stitch, couching, thorn stitch and sequins to decorate these beautiful felt beasts – which don't have to be tiny – make them whatever size you like.

Taken from McCall's Needlework in Colour (1972), you can find a template for the bird, and further instructions here.

2 comments:

  1. Just wanted to say I love your blog-I'm also very fond of the old sewing/craft books.

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  2. Ah thank you Debra. Nice to feel appreciated! x

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