Creative Embroidery using Vintage Imagery

Posted by Cheryl
Vintage Artwork can be used for Embroidery

Vintage Artwork can be used for Embroidery

I have always loved handwork.  My grandmother was always working on something with her hands from embroidery to crocheting.  It was so much fun during the summers of my childhood to sit with grandma while she taught me how to create beautiful things with my hands just as her grandmother had taught her.

In today’s busy world, many find it hard to carve out a little time to slow down and devote a few minutes to working on this type of project.  I’ve discovered by using imagery from The Vintage Workshop I can save time and create something with an authentic vintage look and feel.  By printing vintage imagery onto cotton inkjet fabric, you can print a true vintage design and hand embellish it for an easy handmade gift that will not only be a family favorite, but the work itself is a great stress reliever.

The Vintage Workshop has many line and word art images that are perfect for handwork embellishment.  Images of holiday and birthday greetings from past eras contain unique fonts and scrolling lettering that will add dimensions to any fabric project you are working on.

For tips on embroidery stitches, try checking out Indygo Junction’s The Sew-It Book. This book was originally published in 1929 and is full of tips and instructions on stitches, embroidery, cross stitch and other handwork.

Check out a few of these great examples:

A Happy Birthday - SI0453

A Happy Birthday - SI0453

A Merry Christmas - SI0268

A Merry Christmas - SI0268

Loving Birthday - SI0450

Loving Birthday - SI0450

A Christmas Greeting - SI0420

A Christmas Greeting - SI0420

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3 Responses to “Creative Embroidery using Vintage Imagery”

  1. I have really gotten in to embroidery lately and love these ideas! I love the pins wheels you made too! Excited to go find my Sew It book and look for these things! ~Shelley

  2. Adding words to any handmade work adds to the charm and personalization of the piece. These examples are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  3. Elaine says:

    I love the embroidery sampler! My 3 other sisters and I did a Sister’s sampler by hand and used buttons for flowers. I love the pin weel flowers also. I have a state of the art embroidery machine but it was so much fun doing the Sister’s sampler by hand, it made it more personal and lovely. Thanks you for the free images each month. Elaine

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