Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!
Today I’ve taken a page out of a Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine. The month is September but it’s missing the cover so I couldn’t find a date. From the looks of the fashion I’d say it’s the mid or late 1800s.
No matter the date this pretty antique embroidery pattern for the end of a scarf would look just as beautiful on a scarf made today.
Suggested fabrics to make the scarf are silk or muslin but I picture a soft white fleece with criss-cross red strips sewn on with a button hole stitch in a contrasting or matching color thread.
Green embroidery thread could be used for the wisp of branches running through the over lapped criss-crosses. The scalloped bottom edge could be finished off with a button hole stitch in a matching embroidery thread or even gold.
How pretty would that be and such a nice gift. Another, great idea would be using a pretty blue fleece with white accents. Very nice!
For more information on embroidery stitches this post has a page showing some of the most common stitches.
You can click on the picture and print it out to trace or here is the same embroidery pattern in PDF format:
The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.
Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.
If you have any embroidery you’ve done that you’d like to share, please stop by the VTNS Fanpage and post a picture, we’d love to see your work.