Photography by Ryan Brook /TC Media
Take a look at larger image of the embroidered flower napkin
• 6 napkins (cotton or linen)
• Embroidery floss (white, yellow and green)
• Fabric marker (optional)
• 12 cm (5-inch) embroidery hoop
• Embroidery needle and scissors
2. If desired, use fabric marker to sketch daisy in desired location on right side of each napkin.
1. Wash, dry and iron napkins.
3. Embroider daisies as follows: Use three strands white floss to make lazy daisy stitches for flower petals; three strands yellow floss to make French knots for flower centre; and three strands green floss to complete stem stitch for stems and leaves.
Take a look at a larger image of the embroidery stitches
If you'd prefer to make your own napkins, cut 1.5 m (1.6 yards) of fabric (we prefer cotton or linen) into six 41 cm (16 1/2-inch) squares. Use serger to edge each square with a rolled hem. Or, turn each raw edge under 6 mm (1/4 inch) and press; repeat to enclose raw edge. Hem with machine or by hand, using straight stitch, blind stitch or decorative edgestitch as desired.
|This story was originally titled "Petal Pushers" in the May 2012 issue. |
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