Sunday, 4 May 2008

Useful stitches

Remember my embroidered laundry girls waiting to made into something useful?
Here they are now as...

Laundry Girl Laundry bags
Could a laundry girl become anything else?

I'm on a bit of an embroidery kick at the moment, so I used the Laundry girl as a pattern and found myself stitching away for hours. 

As I photographed the new bags, I took some better pictures of the girls on my laundry bags.
They were painted using acrylics, as the need to wash slipped my mind as I made them and it breaks my heart that they won't wash too well.

 The new laundry bags will be for sale, so it is very important to me that the design lasts. As well as enjoying it, embroidery seemed like a good way to be sure the design could stand being washed. My drawn test-pieces have been making their way between the washer and the dryer,  and back again, all week and are coming up well, but for now, I have plans for more stitched girl laundry bags. 

Probably add some colour to them, I love the effect of black and white, but I kept asking myself "Are these too plain?"
What do you think? 



  1. Very cute! Deffinately not too "plain". Not everything needs to be filled with all kinds of thingys :)

  2. Thanks for your comment!
    I followed your link, what a wonderful blog you have!! Love all the embroidery and crossstitch xo


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