And so to embroider

And So to Embroider

My obsession with old sewing books goes on. This one – And So To Embroider – was a manual for the Needlework Development Scheme, designed to improve needlework in schools.

1950s embroidery patterns. I love ’em! I’m particularly fixated with circular patterns. I can’t actually embroider, really. I just like the designs. One day I’ll learn to embroider. I learned to knit after all.

Isn’t Mr Reindeer oven-glove just gorgeous? Apparently he’s supposed to be a mitten, but that might be going a bit too far. I love folk art too, and stylised animals are about perfect.

The gingham apron reminded me that I really ought to get something done for the Tie One On theme. My dad recently found the gingham apron I made at school when I was 5. (I’ve not seen it yet, but I will get photos soon!) I haven’t seen it in years, but remember it well. I sewed it to my skirt. Clearly a master sewist even at 5. Not. It took many more years before I learned to sew properly. And I still haven’t got around to learning to embroider and to quilt properly. Time, time. If only I had a bit more time. Or had been subject to the Needlework Development Scheme. I do think its sad that kids don’t get to do sewing at primary school anymore. Or knitting. Or pretty much any crafts, apart from one-off projects. But I’m not about to volunteer to work in primary schools, I did that for a bit and decided it really wasn’t my idea of a pleasant way to make money. Rewarding in other ways, yes, but not altogether pleasant. Adults are so much more relaxing to work with!

Let me know what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s