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Needlework Days: Towels

By Feistytapas @feistytapas
I have a thing for stitching on items that will look like a totally finalised product by the end I finish that last stitch and get that last thread in place. That's why I love stitching on towels with aida bands, when I finish I just have to wash them and they're ready to use (or be given to someone as a present).
This is, as far as I remember, the very first towel I stitched, it's actually a set: one bath towel and two hand towels. I found the template in a Spanish fashion and lifestyle magazine, Telva I believe it was, I must have stitched this almost 20 years ago and I am sure I have the template somewhere if anyone wants it. It probably used either Anchor or DMC threads so the numbers should remain the same, plus I am one to mix and match if necessary.

Needlework days: Towels

I still use this set at home


A few years later I had the urge to stitch another towel set, this was given to me, I don't particularly like the color and finding a suitable pattern was difficult but the towels are thick and soft so I do like them. I think I finally found the patter, after much searching, in a magazine that I don't think it's published anymore. I must find it and show you all, I have kept all the issues I bought because the designs were fabulous and so were the freebies.

Needlework days: Towels

Autumnal leaves cross stitch


Needlework Days
My one complaint about towels with aida bands is that they tend to be quite small and thin, I like big, thick, soft bath sheets.
I have a new set at home, well I have had it for a few years now waiting for the right pattern, it's aqua coloured and I think it's going to turn into a set for LittleT with a cute cross stitch motif. I shall keep you posted.
I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to and what progress you have made. Everyone welcome, so come show off your needlework projects.

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