Vintage embroidered owl

A good friend of mine’s birthday was approaching and I needed to find something unique, a little crafty (she’s a very crafty lass) and I know she loves owls, so Iwanted to emcompass that too.

A couple of years ago a vintage clothing shop near my friend in Hebdon Bridge in Yorkshire was closing and everything was 20% off plus 10% off at the till! “Right”, I said to myself, “Im only spending £50”.  A couple of hours later and a lot more than £50 down I emerged with, amoung my hoard, 16 fantastic 1920’s and 30’s Girl’s Own and Woman’s magazine periodicals.  They are such a fantastic read and have so many fab adverts.  However, one of the best things about them is the editor’s answers section.

I found one question asking “We have had an Argument about knitting on Sunday.  Will you decide for us?  Is it right or wrong?”  I just love it and the answer goes on for 8 paragraphs!  As this friend is a huge player in the knitting scene, it was perfect for an embroidered owl over the top.

I used printable fabric from craftycomputerpaper.co.uk and machine embroidered an owl over the top:
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It’s really spurred me on to make more embroideries in the future and using printable fabric as the background really adds something to the whole look.

 

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One response to “Vintage embroidered owl

  1. This is amazing! You’re a very creative gal and an inspirational one too 🙂

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