Here’s the latest set of Days of the Week (DOW) free vintage embroidery and cross stitch patterns. This is a cute puppy series from Laura Wheeler circa 1960s (I believe), each day features a puppy doing a daily chore.
Here are the details and instructions:
This pattern contains directions and 7 cross-stitch motifs to be used on towels or dinette cloths. Use linen, cotton poplin or any similar fabric for articles; six-strand cotton for embroidery.
3/4 yard 36″ fabric or 1-1/2 yards finished toweling for 2.
1-1/2 yards 54″ fabric for a 52″ x 52″ cloth or 2 yards 54″ fabric for a 52″ x 70″ cloth.
Six-strand embroidery cotton; sewing thread.
Work dogs in grey and black, light and dark grey, black or brown and white, or brown and tan; lettering in one of the colors used for dog; other items in harmonizing or contrasting colors OR work dogs in predominant color of kitchen or dinette; lettering in a deeper shade of this color; other items in harmonizing or contrasting colors OR work each motif in several shades of one color, having the lettering in the deepest shade.
- Center a motif at one end about 1″ above hem.
- Cut away lettering before placing and stamping motifs. Place a motif in each corner about 2″ in from edge of table top.
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 will find pattern transfer tips here .
Directions: Divide the six-strand cotton and, using 4 strands, work the crosses in cross stitch; continuous lines in outline stitch; short straight lines in single stitch; broken lines in running stitch; shaded areas in satin stitch.
- Make a narrow hem on all raw edges.
- Lay finished articles, embroidery face down, on a Turkish towel and press with a damp cloth. This raises the embroidery.