Erin, a reader in Michigan, sent me some photos of an embroidery project that she inherited from a friend. I bet many of us can relate to receiving a partial embroidery kit from friends or relatives, and not knowing where to find the missing elements. In Erin’s case, she has the fabric stamped with the design, and nothing else. Some stitching has already been done on the project, and she would like to finish the rest.
The whole piece is a kitchen-related rhyming sampler. I think it looks fun!
The fabric is linen, and it is stamped in blue with the design. The stitch requirements for the design include at least cross stitch, French knots, and chain stitch, though others might be required to complete the project. The whole thing measures 35″ x 22″ (so it isn’t small!).
Would you happen to know anything about this embroidery project? Have you ever seen it anywhere? The idea is to track down the manufacturer, or maybe someone else who has the same project with the instructions. Erin has looked all over online for it, and has also taken it into several local needlework shops, all to no avail. So if there’s anyone out there who could help her, that would be great!
In the meantime, what would you do if you inherited a piece like this and you wanted to finish it? Have you ever been in a similar situation? How’d you solve the problem? Suggestions, comments, and so forth are quite welcome!
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