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Tuesday, 25 March 2008


I've put my hand up to take part in Floresita's Week of Embroidery over at Meet Me At Mike's. Here is my first offering. It is Polish embroidery, for embellishing shirts -- more specifically, the part of a shirt which goes over the shoulder (there's my sophisticated sewing terminology again) in a traditional Polish costume shirt (the part is called the "przyramek" in case you'd like to Google it!).

You could put it anywhere you like, though. Around the edge of a short sleeve, or along a neckline of a smocky type shirt, a skirt hem.... I envisage some very pretty Anthropologie-type pieces! I love the colours in it.

Yes, it is very full-on. But it is so pretty I really wanted to share it. No, I have not attempted it!

I promise my next offerings will be simpler.


Patty said...

It might be pretty on a tablecloth too. Or dresser scarf. Thank you for posting this one!

Drewzel said...

Ohh, yep, when I saw this I thought, "mmm, hem of skirt"...but given I've got carpal tunnel already, it'd have to be outline only. :P
Ta for the pattern!

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh... this is very pretty, Miss Cherryskin Magda! I'd love it around the bottom of a tea-cosy! So I could look at it with every cup!