Good news for vintage embroidery fans, here’s another freebie set from my collection! This series is Gingham Kitchen Motifs for Towels or Linens and was printed sometime in the 1940s.
The design set features 3 gingham vegetables and 3 gingham fruits that can be worked on dish toweling or any other linen you like.
Here are the original instructions along with the individual pattern downloads…
- Use dish toweling for towels; linens, muslin, percale, gingham or a similar material for other articles.
- Use six strand or perle cotton for embroidery.
To Place Motifs: Center one large motif about one inch above edge of a towel.
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 .
Work in the colors suggested under Color Schemes and embroider as follows:
- Crosses: Cross stitch
- Continuous lines: Outline stitch
- Broken lines: Running stitch
- Single line: Single stitch
Color Schemes: The motifs may be done in two colors, in shades of one color, or in a variety of colors as follows:
- Fruits and vegetables: Natural colors
- Leaves: Shades of green
- Stems: Green or brown
- Background: A color to contrast with color used for fruit and vegetables or black