I’ve been wanting some nice reusable linen napkins for our home, and knew I wanted to embroider a set. My Mom gifted by a set of napkins, so I finally got the chance to do so. The embroidery floss was left to me by my grandmother - I believe she bought an entire store’s stock when they went out of business because I have thousands of skeins and I’ve been trying to find ways to use all of it.
I’ve only done four so far; I have 16 total but I want to do alternate designs on the rest. I made the pattern myself. :3 I’ve been thinking about doing a crafting Twitch stream that people can follow along with, so I’m kind of developing pattern sets and photos with directions that can go with the stream - but that’s a long way out yet.
I used the following stitches:
- Lazy Daisy
- French Knot
This is a progress picture from the first one. They aren’t identical; I had a simple outline for what I was doing but freehanded the details. I have a more finalized ‘pattern’ now, but I wasn’t too worried about it for this first set since they are just for us.
The design has pink peonies (for me) and Saskatoon berries & flowers for my husband (he loves them).