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Drawn thread embroidery on a guest towel

Here are the pictures and explanations needed to help you realise a small guest towel with drawn thread embroidery.

To make this work you need a towel with an Aida strip (generally intended for counted cross stitch) and Perle cotton n ° 8 (at least 30m). I also advise you to work with a tapestry needle with round tip, for example, n ° 24. This will avoid you to hang the tip in the neighbouring threads and your work will be thus perfectly clean.

This project presents no difficulty and is well adapted to the learning of drawn thread embroidery.

I chose to make 2 strips of different drawn thread designs on the Aida part of 7 cm of this towel.

The first part of this small project will be devoted to the placement of the patterns and then to the removal of the horizontal threads.

In the second part, I will show you how to securely complete the edges of the strips of drawn threads, and then we shall attach these threads in bundles using a four-sided stitch.

To finish, in the 3rd part of this project, we will embroider 2 strips of drawn thread with different patterns.



On a band height of 7 cm and 39 squares, you can see here the height of the strips of drawn threads.

If the Aida strip of your towel is different, it does not matter, you just need to keep about the same distribution as in this example.

I advise you, however, to choose a cloth whose squares of the Aida band are not too big to avoid a too thick drawn thread pattern.

Here is how the different stitches are distributed on the strip.

In this picture, you see the number of squares necessary to embroider the 2 bands of drawn threads surrounded by their four-sided stitches.

Split the fabric vertically over the entire height of each strip drawn threads.

Pull the threads horizontally across the width of the towel taking care to leave about 3 cm of uncut yarns at each end of the strips. They will be held in the satin stitch that we will embroider at each end of these strips to have a solid finish.

To remove the threads easily, I split the fabric regularly every 4 cm approximately. This makes it possible not to draw too long threads and thus not to damage the fabric.