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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Redwork Tea Towels

Pattern by:
www.Yesterdayscharm.com

These are two Tea Towels I recently did
I did them identical (almost) except using a different stitch
The one on the left is done in a STEM stitch, the one on the
right is done with a BACKSTITCH. Not sure which I prefer
I just wanted to see how different they would look. I still need to sew
some lace on. I am loving stitching. I was taught by my mom in 4th
grade.


Can you tell the difference in stitches? Do you have a preference?
Deby

39 comments:

Tracy said...

I prefer the stem stitch, but they are both pretty. Nice work!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

They're both beautiful.. well done! I prefer the Stem Stitch. I think it gives a more 'complete' line and looks more professional.

HOPE said...

so cute! the one on the left..I think, shows off deeper. Both are great!

Candy said...

I cant tell the difference but I think they are beautiful!!!
Hugs
candy :)

Tori said...

Those are gorgeous!!! What a wonderful job you did. I like the stem stitch the best, looks darker, more pronounced.

BRAVO!

Angels Watching Over Me said...

Hi Deby, you do beautiful work. I like the one on the left (stem stitch). It has a smoother look but they are both pretty.

Paula said...

Hello dear Deby,

I love your beautiful redwork tea towels!!! You stitch so pretty. I usually use a back stitch, but I think the stem stitch is lovely and has a bit more of a flow to it. Both, look lovely though.

It is wonderful that your Mom taught you how to embroidery. I think we need to revive the art and encourage others to try their hand at it, as it is so relaxing and enjoyable. You can stitch things for your home or for gifts.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful handwork.

Have a lovely week!
The Lord bless you!
Paula

Sharon said...

They both look great! But I like the stem stitch. :)

Cherish the Home said...

Wow, great job, they're really pretty! (o:

Julie Fink said...

Did you do them on your new machine? I LOVE your new blog header, it is my favorite one yet.

Mrs. Rabe said...

I love your stitchery! Redwork is one of my favorites and these being teapots and teacups, make them all the better!

Lovely!

theshepherdshouse said...

Dear Deby,

Your tea towels are beautiful!! I really like the redwork. I think the stem stitch does seem a little more bold ~ however, both stitches are so lovely! Thank you for sharing these for inspiration!

Have a blessed day,

Sharon

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Those are so pretty! I love them both!

50s Housewife said...

They are both so pretty! I just love redwork.

La Tea Dah said...

Totally beautiful --- both of them! I love red work. It creates a stunning, yet cozy effect. I prefer the stem stitch, but they are both very nice. Love that pattern too.

:) LaTeaDah

Susan said...

I think I like the one on the left better. Somehow it seems to have more depth. Both are beautiful, however! I am really beginning to love redwork.

Sharon said...

I really cannot tell the difference. I think they are both gorgeous! You did an excellent job!

:0) Sharon

lady jane said...

Your towels are lovely, Deby!

I've been thinking of doing Redwork tea towels too. 'Cept I plan on Yellow-work instead. ;o)

Martie said...

I love them both. You did wonderful work. They look beautiful.

Blessings,
~martie

Christian Homekeeper said...

Wow! You did a great job! Those are beautiful! ;)

Bev

Humble wife said...

I love them both! You are quite talented!

Molly said...

I love the backstitch the best and these are absoulutely adorable and your work is beautiful! Deby, would you feel comfortable sharing your pattern source? I know someone who would love these as a gift.

PlainCatholic said...

Do these bring back memories. Aye and they are lovely!

Tiffany said...

I can't tell the difference but I can tell you they are super super cute!!! I love red!!! My kitchen is red I just love the way the color makes me feel!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I like the one on the left, simply because it looks brighter. They are both beautiful.

I am loving the apron. It is so beautiful. connie from Texas

Muddling Through said...

I can't choose, I love them both! That is some beautiful handwork!

Happymama said...

Very pretty. You did a great job. My mother would love these. She's a tea pot fanatic.

~Kristi

Lallee said...

Deby, your work is beautiful and I love the pattern. I keep saying I want to do a redwork piece but never seem to get around to it. I'm liking the stem stitch.

no treasures on earth said...

Deby; They are absolutely beautiful! How long did it take you? I am definately inspired to try redwork - it is so pretty!

many blessings,

mari

no treasures on earth said...

Deby,

They are beautiful! I am so inspired to try redwork also. How long did it take you?

Thank you for sharing...

many blessings,

mari

no treasures on earth said...

Deby,

They are beautiful! I am so inspired to try redwork also. How long did it take you?

Thank you for sharing...

many blessings,

mari

J-ME said...

Deby, these are so pretty. I used to embroider when I was in high school, but haven't done any in many years!! I really can't see a difference - they both look great.

Maxine said...

These are so beautiful, Deby. Needlework is a wonderful hobby and so useful. Thanks for sharing these lovely creations with us.

Pam said...

Such pretty work, so neat! I think I prefer the hem stitch, but it's really hard to see a difference on the computer.

Abounding Treasures said...

Deby,

These are beautiful and I think I prefer the stem stitch, although they both look great.

Sabine said...

Hi Deby, it was so nice to see your comments on my blog on this trying day. Thank you! Stem stitch vs. backstitch brings back a memory. I had to embroider a corner of a placemat when I was in school. I carefully backstitched it and was pleased with the result. My teacher was not. She turned it over and said *that* was more like what it should look like. The reverse of backstitch looks very much like stem stitch. I was crushed. But, my mother has that placemat to this day. And, I can't decide which stitch I like better. Stem stitch requires a little more thought to get around angles and has more depth but backstitch looks like a delicate tracing, an effect which I also like.

You probably won't get back to read my comments, so I'll answer your question about calorie counting here. It is still going. I am not into deprivation so my calorie limit is quite high. I don't eat as much as I'd like to, of course. ;o) I've counted calories off and on since my twenties so I don't find it difficult. If you're interested, let me know and I will put together a post of how I do it.

Marytoo said...

Lady Jane, that would be yellow Redwork ;-)

Jean Marie Bibby said...

Swooning and oooning over those towels. They are beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Very pretty! I prefer the stem stitch ... it looks neater. But the backstitch has a nice "childlike" quality that would be so cute for designs of children and the like.