Doing it Grandma's Way

scholasticaOctober 23, 2007

I'm picking up my embroidery (hand) for the first time in over 20 years!!! I remember (hindsight being 20-20 of course!) my grandmother's pillowcases. They were all one color with various shades. The pillowcases I have all have instructions for using various colors. Would it look "strange" if I just started with a thread (whatever)and just kept going - without worrying about what should be dark or light? Otherwise, why would they have shaded threads to begin with???? I hate breaking the rules :-)

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I say it is your work-do it like you like. If I use varigated thread I just let the colors fall where they may. You can also use on color thus "redwork", "blackwork" or whatever color you choose.


    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 8:42PM
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