Tuesday 31 March 2015

My latest embroidery finds ..... so happy.

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroidery is most often used on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn colour.

I do so love going to vintage fairs and shows as you all should know by now and my diary for this year is simply bursting with events and ones that I simply could not miss.
However, armchair buying, which can be dangerous with its simplicity of spending, is also something that I do.  You can buy things around the country and abroad for that matter.  When you go to a show it is about what the stall holders have there for you to buy but with looking on line you can target things that you need or would like and someone somewhere will have what you are searching for.

So the other night I was browsing on Ebay ( you do have to be careful, always look at postage costs, especially from abroad) and there they were some amazing vintage embroidery transfers, dear little things that said buy me!  Sometimes there is a buy now price and other times it is about bidding on an item.  I am so thrilled with my purchases and often or not the seller will pop in a few extra bits to say thank you so you get a wonderful surprise gift....

I think some of these incorporated in one of my designs ( as long as I state I have used one or two transfers will be a great addition)

I have a great hour set aside to go through my bundle but I have quickly snapped a few for you to look at.  I am going to need a little box to put my precious transfers in as they are very delicate.
 They are on what is like a fine tracing paper, so easily damaged.  You literally just iron them on to a fabric of your choice.  I might even get some vintage white linen pillow cases and transfer and embroider onto those as extra pillows for the bedrooms.....

It will be lovely to use these ( some are from the 1920/30's) and some are Swiss designs) I will be able to use slightly more muted colours than on the booklet...

Anyway I am away to do just that sort them and put them away safely and then getting on with finishing some of my orders...

Have a great day and Happy Stitching!



  1. I'm so glad you included a photo of the transfers from my bundle. I haven't any more at present but when I find any, they will go in your next bundle! Jane xx

  2. Hi Jane
    These were not from you, I bought a huge bundle on Ebay.... They are beautiful. I did not have any in my craft packs from yourself .