A Pair & A Spare | How to: Seriously Cool Embroidery with Tessa Perlow

Behind the scenes with Tessa Perlow and her embroidery. How she takes secondhand clothes and turns them into artworks.

Great link for free alphabet embroidery patterns.  All letters available.  Perfect for napkins, place mats, runners, etc.

Great link for free alphabet embroidery patterns. All letters available. Perfect for napkins, place mats, runners, etc.

A handmade bag - Vintage floral fabrics and a hand embroidered linen panel, featuring a crinoline lady in her cottage garden.        The b...

Nostalgia at the Stone House - tote ag - recycled fabric and linens, hand embroidery

Love, love, love these vintage embroidery pendants! Pretty, one of a kind, unique boho style lace and embroidered textile jewelry by Ceci Leibovitz. http://www.cecileibovitz.com

Love, love, love these vintage embroidery pendants! Pretty, one of a kind, unique boho style lace and embroidered textile jewelry by Ceci Leibovitz.

Beautiful embroidered covered buttons.  Here's a thrifty, crafty trick & tip:  If you're not good at embroidery then there's a 'cheats' way to get this result.  Visit your local Charity Shop (Thrift store for our USA folks) and seek out old embroidered table cloths and handkerchiefs which already have embroidery on them.  Cut out the sections of embroidery (making sure you don't snip the important threads) and use these sections to make your buttons!

buttons covered in vintage embroidery textile linens, my grandma had tablecloth like this and she had a tin full of buttons.

Vintage Embroidery ~ Squirrel Gathering Acorns  ~ Design H6551 from www.Emblibrary.com ....

Gathering Acorns (Vintage) Cute and will probably never make cause I suck at hand sewing. // fall leaves and squirrel embroidery

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