Saturday, July 18, 2015

Reclaimed Seahorse Napkin

I recently found a linen napkin in an op shop that had a very worn cross stitch flower motif in one corner. It also had a nice decorative pulled hem. I bought it for two dollars, unpicked the motif and washed it. Then I embroidered the heraldic seahorse from my device in stem stitch in one corner.

The napkin after the motif was unpicked

I also ran a purple thread along the decorative pulled hem for a subtle highlight.

Detail of the finished embroidery

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