Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Vintage Appliqué Napkins

Somehow this morning I was unavoidably sucked into a charity shop and ended up with these napkins.

The hems are less than a quarter of an inch wide are sewn with herringbone stitch.

The appliqué is on a minute scale.  The measurement from the tip of the leaf to the top of the flower is a fraction over two and a quarter inches.  This napkin is the prettiest of the four because the weave of the yellow is graded, giving a darker shade to the upper petals.  The lattice pattern in the centre of the flower is worked in tiny embroidery stitches.

The work and fabric is very similar to the appliqué on the tray cloths which I have, and again I am wondering whether a pre-cut kit was used.

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely napkins. Such precise work has been put into making them. I love vintage embroideries.



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