Round is good

Dear members, it’s another new Sew Creative Embroidery club year. Hard to believe it’s our sixth. I am hopeful that you will enjoy what I have planned for you this year. We’re starting with a guest towel.

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A couple of years ago my friend Monique from Brampton Sew N Serge gave me a pretty, round towel that she brought back from France. At first it looked a bit odd. What, a round towel? Well let me tell you how practical this towel is. The hanging loop is in the center, and so the towel twirls around as you choose a spot to dry your hands. You can easily use any part of the towel without SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAhaving to take it down from its hanging spot. Anyway, I loved it, so I thought I would make one myself. And I think it turned out very well.

By the way, when I visited France last year I was delighted to see a surprising variety of round towels; guest towels, tea towels, hand towels, etc.; and available in so many different types of fabrics. This one is waffle weave toweling, but you can use terry and even linen.

After having seen the so many fields of beautiful sunflowers in France, I had to include this wonderful motif as one of the embroidery design options. The other of course is a fall favorite – oak leaves and acorns.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe embroidery is stitched onto a piece of quilting cotton and then applied onto the towel. I don’t know about you, but I always find that embroidery designs stitched onto any kind of toweling seems to get distorted after a couple of washings. So, I prefer to stitch onto cotton and then apply the embroidered cotton strip onto the towel.

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