Monthly Archives: January 2016

Embroidery Stitches And Arrowhead Tacks – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 3

This is part 3 of my series ‘Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques’ with four 1950s counted-thread embroidery samplers.

1940s 1950s counted thread embroidery techniques sewing

This is the first sampler with different embroidery stitches. To get a straight line, one thread was removed before stitching. Continue reading Embroidery Stitches And Arrowhead Tacks – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 3

Drawn Thread Work – Vintage Embroidery And Sewing Techniques Part 1

I’m starting a new series about 1940s-1950s embroidery and sewing techniques. I have some samplers from my grandmother who made them between 1950 and 1952 during her dressmaker’s apprenticeship.

(My previous series: Victorian and Edwardian beauty routine and recipes and Victorian and Edwardian hair care)

This is part 1 of the series and I’m sharing with you a drawn thread work sampler:

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How To Make Real Silk Flowers: Lilac – Tutorial Part 2

How To Make Real Silk Flowers- Lilac

This is part 2 of my tutorial about how to make silk flowers with 100% silk fabric. In part 1 I showed you how to prepare the silk fabric and how to make a wild rose and a two-colored rose. In this part I made lilac flowers. Continue reading How To Make Real Silk Flowers: Lilac – Tutorial Part 2