ATC and Op Shop Treasures
August 29, 2008 by Sue McB
Firstly this is a lovely little ATC recieved in the mail this morning from Sylvia as part of a swap arranged through EmbellishStitchEnrich Ning which was set up after the first embellisher course by Dale Rollinson finished. Isn’t it cute?
I had a day in Melbourne yesterday, and met up with my Daughter who played hookey from work for the afternoon. Amongst other things, we visited a favourite Op Shop and these are what I gleaned.
Five quite old, but unused, embroidered hankies which look fine after a night soaking in some bleach.
The Wildflower books were published in 1946 and 1950 and are full of beautiful black and white botanical drawings by the author who was in charge of the Botanical Museum at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew. They will be a useful resource for stitching. The Anchor Crewel Stitches and Pattern book (1989) may be a gift for a friend who is just starting out in all fields of embroidery, but I may just keep it too as it contains both patterns for each design and photos of the finished piece.
These prove that one should never pass by an Opportunity Shop without checking it out!