August 22 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

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Jenny Hart with the Secret Tea Towel
By Rach, Average Jane Crafter

Rach shares the story on her Average Jane Crafter blog of delivering “the Secret Tea Towel Tour towel” to Jenny Hart and the Sublime Stitching crew. Read all about it! (And, while you’re at it, don’t miss the Sublime Stitching embroidery pool, our Sublime Stitching designs in the shop and you could also buy some tea towels of your very own.)

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62 Responses to August 22 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. so special! all the stitching is just fabulous!

  2. Rita says:

    so special! all the stitching is just fabulous!

  3. rosa souza says:

    Inspiring! Just beautiful!

  4. Evelyn says:

    Ahh.. the wonderful Jenny Hart- the queen of fun embroidery!

  5. Sarah says:

    what a great idea!

  6. Rachel says:

    I just stumbled onto your site while searching for applique patterns – LOVE your site! Thanks for all of the great inspiration.

  7. esther says:

    this is such a cool idea!

  8. Leigh says:

    I am loving the focus for this month!! So inspiring!

  9. Robyn says:

    Very cool… I love that UFO!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    how delightful! 🙂 that sounds like so much fun, and the results are lovely!

  11. Lisa says:

    What a cool idea…

  12. Greeblygreebly says:

    Yay Sublime Stitching! I am a huge fan. I’ve bought several of her kits to get young people we know started with embroirdery. They are always quite well recieved.

  13. Amanda says:

    So creative and unique. I love it!

  14. mommymae says:

    this is adorable.

  15. What a fun way to decorate a tea towel. Love seeing the artists and their creative ideas, inspires me to get busy creating.


  16. Helena says:

    How fun, great tea towel.

  17. Julia M. in MI says:

    There are some fun patterns on that towel. Very inspiring.

  18. Robbin says:

    I love your blog! So much to see and so very inspiring, Thanks!

  19. Lisa says:

    All of these pictures are making me want to get out my embroidery floss and get to work. Very inspirational!!

  20. Jennifer N says:

    I love the space ship

  21. Sarah says:

    I was lucky enough to be a participant in the tour and seeing it again reminds me how much fun it was to be a part of!!!

  22. That secret tea towel is a great idea!

  23. Colleen says:

    Hand sewing is a lost art that needs to come back, for it’s therapeutic value.
    It is also quite affordable in these trying, economic times. Your embroidery
    was very nice.

  24. Margie says:

    Very fun & I love looking at each stitching! They are all so pretty.

  25. Tammy says:

    What a fun project!

  26. kim says:

    what a cool project!!

  27. IamSusie says:

    Ooh! I stitched on that towel! Tea Towel Tour Swaps are really a blast. We are starting one up right now on Craftster.

  28. Bridget says:

    I love Sublime Stitching.

  29. MoniQ in WI says:

    That needs to be a curtain…no jammy hands on it!

  30. ikh says:

    I just started hand-sewing again since I moved. It’s wonderful!

  31. Nancy Mc says:

    Love it!

  32. Amber says:

    I love this 🙂

  33. Rachel says:

    Thanks so much for featuring this! It was such an honor (and a BLAST!) to participate in the tea towel tour. The contributors were amazing, and as the last person on the tour, I felt really lucky to get to see everyone’s work up close and personal. It was so cool to think of the towel traveling all across the country and being worked on by so many different sets of hands.

    Jenny has inspired so many people to explore the fantastic hobby of hand embroidery. We’re lucky to have her, her fun designs and fantastic instruction. This project was a fun, small way to give something back to her.

    And I highly encourage participating in tea towel swaps on Craftster and Flickr. Meeting new folks and collaborating on a traveling project is crazy loads of fun!

    Thanks again! I am in hand-sewing heaven this month with Sew, Mama, Sew! 🙂


  34. Julie says:

    so neat. I don’t have the patience for much handwork anymore.

  35. Stephanie says:

    That’s amazing!! Picking jaw up off of floor…

  36. April says:

    I have a few Sublime Stitching gifts that I’ve gotten. I’m still too afraid to jump into them. I just don’t know if I could do them justice!

  37. Andi says:

    There are so many neat things going on in the sewing world. What a fun idea!

  38. Carla says:

    I have really enjoyed all your posted this week. Here’s to winning!

  39. What a great story. And great stitching by everyone.

  40. Erin says:

    Haha! I love the UFO! Very cute tea towel…

  41. very cute towel and idea, thanks!

  42. Liz says:

    how fun!

  43. Debbie says:

    I love this project; the embroidered motifs are charming! This would make a nice gift.

  44. emtdlb says:

    That is the coolest idea. I bet you could do that with quilts or other items. Really neat stuff and some of that embroidery is just gorgeous. Really cool!

  45. Kim says:

    Really fun tea towel! I need to order some of those now! : )

  46. Ramona says:

    How fun is that! It would be fun at a bridal shower to have people draw on a tea cloth and then embroider it for the bride, like they do with tablecloths only smaller.

  47. Amanda says:

    I need to whip out the tea towels again and get to work. They are so nice to have.

  48. megelin says:

    that is so fun!

  49. jennsquared says:

    That is very interesting!

  50. Baukje says:

    I found your blog last week ans I am already a regular visitor!!!!!

  51. Meg says:

    A happy ending! I participated in the 4th Tea Tour Tour and had a blast! It’s so inspiring to see up-close & in person the work of some of the hugely talented stitchers over there, and then you end up with a creative collaboration of your own! Sign-ups for Tea Towel Tour 5 are underway over at Craftster right now!

  52. Amy says:

    Just got word from Amazon that my preordered copy of Jenny’s “Embroidered Effects” has been shipped!!! Can’t wait for that package.

  53. Natalie says:

    Love the concept and all the contributions.

  54. Linda says:

    Very cool! Love the self-portrait…

  55. Kim says:

    How awesome! I am now officially inspired!

  56. Paula in NH says:

    What a gorgeous towel and a great idea for a swap!

  57. Sandra says:

    This looks like So Much Fun both to do and to receive. Thanks for the link and story,I’m glad I follow your blog.

  58. lisa says:

    embrodery is so much fun and so relaxing! Actually sewing/quilting in general is wonderful! It is so nice to have great notion products to help us be creative!

  59. Baukje says:

    I just found your blog this week. But I am already a regular visitor! There is so much for me to find that I never heard of……………..

  60. Erin Compton says:

    I love seeing Jenny’s work, she is SO inspiring!

  61. jennifer says:

    I love sublime stitching!

  62. Nima says:

    wow…that’s nice

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