Saturday, 28 January 2012

Vintage Embroidery



I've collected some lovely pieces of vintage embroidery over the years from boot sales, charity shops and craft fairs, some of which I use and others I keep in my fabric cabinet because the stitching is just so beautiful to look at. I'm always looking for new ideas to up-cycle vintage embroidery pieces into new craft pieces so if you have any ideas please let me know.


Covered buttons I made using two tiny vintage embroidered flowers from the corners of a chair-back cover.

Decorative hanging hearts I made from sections of embroidered vintage fabrics.
A beautiful example of vintage embroidery found on www.flickr.com. Aren't the colours exquisite? I particularly love the blue cornflowers & larkspur.

A beautiful tote bag incorporating vintage embroidery pieces by Suzy Spence. Suzy also incorporates vintage pattern packaging into her bags which looks amazing.
 http://www.georgiapeachezwreathblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/georgiapeachez
http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgiapeachez/5796741303/


Vintage embroidered cushion found on www.folksy.com
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Pretty Vintage Embroidered Pin Cushion
http://foundonfolksy.blogspot.com/2010/08/sew-and-sew.html


Bird Bag
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/117055342_b34020effa.jpg
Vintage Teapot Holder Pattern
Cup & Saucer Pattern
This is so lovely. I'd like to stitch several of these and use them as part of a patchwork cushion

5 comments:

  1. What lovely inspirational embroidery photos. I especially love your embroidered hearts and buttons. They are so cute. Maybe you could use your embroidered cloths to make a patchwork bag or cushion. It would look lovely!
    -Becky X

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  2. That is gorgeous! The hand embroidery is such a lovely little touch :)

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  3. Really impressive. I'm always inspired my embroidery but feel that I may lack the patience to apply myself properly. I love your colour combinations.

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  4. I never knew that it depended on the number of stitches one got. I just assumed that it was so much per image that was placed on the garment. Guess you learn something new each day.

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  5. That is gorgeous! The hand embroidery is such a lovely little touch :)

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