Making Embroidery Modern has been my mantra for quite a while - I get so cross when people think its something their grandmother did and that it doesn't have a place in the modern home or wardrobe for that matter. There are so many ways to use embroidery and I wanted to share with you a couple of simple projects that I have done, which I think are a great way to jazz up your wardrobe, and could make that christmas sweater that you bought, a little bit special. Having watched Downtown Abbey (who doesn't???) and oooh'ed and aaah 'ed over all the spectacular clothes, I wondered how I could add a bit of vintage to a couple of very ordinary, inexpensive pieces from my wardrobe. I set to work with a needle and thread and here are some of the results
This shirt looks much more quirky with some simple embroidered daisies on it. I think it works well to try and be a bit irregular with your designs - there is no need to keep thing symmetrical - just splash it around a little for a more modern look.
My favourite though has to be this simple brown wool cardigan to which I added a small detail at the back with a couple of vintage buttons from my grandmother's button box and alittle at the front too, as I couldn't resist.
The snow came today in Stockholm - certainly time for winter woolies - think the straw hat will have to go though!!! Happy Weekend, Ruby xx