May 21, 2019
Recently, I got my hands on some linen guest towels and decided to do a bit of experimentation ahead of Mother’s Day. I thought it would be fun to stitch a monogram onto a towel as a gift for my mom. I’ve create a few hand embroidered monograms in the past, but haven’t stitched one in a long time as I don’t really do much personalized work.
I sketched out a cursive “C” on paper to figure out the shape I wanted, then drew it freehand onto the towel using a water soluble fabric pen. I knew I wanted to use shades of blue and to incorporate some florals into the letter design.
Once I finished stitching the “C,” I added some tiny florals in a lighter shade around the letter. I didn’t plan out the flowers ahead of time, but just stitched them as I saw fit.
To finish the piece, I wet the towel to remove the fabric pen marks, then pressed the towel with an iron. Voilà! I’m so happy with how it turned out and am thinking about creating some more for my shop...stay tuned!