Here is the latest vintage embroidery series from my personal collection, it’s from 1940 and features six different designs of tableware to use on tea towels or whatever else you like.
Here are the details from the instruction page (you’ll find the individual patterns to download below):
This pattern contains motifs to be worked in cross stitch and plain embroidery to be used on kitchen towels.
Linen or some other toweling should be used for towels, and six strand cotton for embroidery.
The motifs are to be done in a variety of colors or shades of one color and black.
- One Towel: 1 yard of 16 or 18 inch material
- Six strand cotton in each color to be used
Embroidery: Follow Color Suggestions (found below) and work continuous lines, outline stitch; broken lines, running stitch; crosses, cross stitch; loops, lazy daisy stitch; dots, French knots or fine satin stitch.
Directions: Click on image to access larger pattern (jpg file format), right click and then save to your desktop. Each of the files have already been flipped so you can trace directly on top of them when transferring to fabric, you’ll find tips for transferring patterns here .
Color Suggestions: Work in three shades of one color making crosses in a deep shade; running stitch on glasses, a light shade; leaves, stems and French knots, medium shade; flowers, light shade; or work crosses in predominating color of kitchen; running stitch on glasses, lighter shade of same color or a color to contrast; flowers, shades of various bright colors; centers, black, brown or yellow; leaves and stems, green.