Here are three good stitch patterns that have come my way lately:
- a beautiful vintage embroidery that was a gift from Louana. There are poppies, daisies and cornflowers stitched onto velvety fabric. I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet- I wonder if it might have been a tea-cosy at one time?
- this is a poster that I found at Asia Gallery, which is a local-to-me shop full of beautiful and strange things. It seems to be a stitch chart from Romania or perhaps another part of Eastern Europe. The colours appealed to me and I had to have it for the sewing room wall.
- I've been looking for a fair-isle cardigan this winter, and hadn't had much luck locally, as I decided that my dream cardy would be made from pure wool, and hopefully that from the Shetlands. I once found a Shetland wool fairisle cardy from an opshop when I was a teenager, and I wore it loyally every winter thereafter, until it was too holey to be warm anymore. Anyway, I found this vintage one on etsy- it's Shetland wool, a bit scratchy, and fits perfectly.