Esteemed for both their beauty and function, embroidered textiles impart a gracious sense of welcome to interiors. The joy of collecting springs from acquiring magnificent but discarded linens and restoring their purpose as beloved home elements for use and display.
Embroidered towels drape a vintage cupboard in supple elegance, offering a soft counterpoint to the rustic painted wood of the cabinet. The snowy-white linen highlights the owner’s charming cache of bucolic figurines, which contribute a gentle nod to the pleasures of country life.
Too beautiful to be tucked into a drawer and forgotten, this array of tea towels brings beauty to daily life. Contrasting fabrics and variations in embroidery and trim add interest to the assortment.
An immaculate collection of white-on-white linens emphasizes variations in artistic letterform styles and exquisite embroidery techniques. The needleworker’s meticulous attention to the stitchery is spotlighted amidst alabaster fields of fabric. The ease of machine embroidery allowed elegant personalization of these new linens, from tea towels to pillowcases, with letters chosen for their beauty.
United by a common letter and color palette, this tableau of monogrammed tea towels comprises textiles of different styles and eras. From the casual simplicity of an eyelet-trimmed towel draped in a basket to the more formal lace-edged linens on the shelf, the all-white ensemble presents a cohesive display. The interpretation of the initial H varies from classic to ornate in this sampling of embroidery techniques, but the expertise of the handwork unifies the collection.
Scripted initials rendered in cheerful red and French blue embroidery threads enhance tea towels in a cozy kitchen.