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Doing it Grandma's Way

Posted by scholastica (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 23, 07 at 18:09

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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RE: Doing it Grandma's Way

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.


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