Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Patterns of the Past-McCall's "Folk" Embroidery, 1945

From McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Winter 1945-46. A bright, folkloric cross-stitch pattern that will "add charm to your home; to your curtains, scarves and tablecloths."


Packrat said...

Oh! I'll look through some of the linens that came from my great aunt. I think there might be tablecloth done like this. (Unless I'm dreaming...)

GDad said...

I love how cross-stitch is both artistic and methodical. It seems like an old-fashioned version of pixellated 1980s computer graphics.

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a cheerfully lovely pattern! I think that would great along the edge of a picnic blanket or even the hem of a summer skirt.

Have a wonderful, relaxing evening!
♥ Jessica

Shay said...

I think those blue things are peacocks.