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Thread: Hand Embroidered Flour Sack Dish Towel Completed!

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    Hand Embroidered Flour Sack Dish Towel Completed!

    This is the first one I have tried using a flour sack dish towel. I found it different with such loose threads in the fabric. Don't judge me too harshly. lol....The first picture is the front, and the second picture is the back.
    They are sort of what I call a doodle bug style. lol..

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    I haven't ironed them yet so they are wrinkled, but just wanted to show my first attempt. Thank you for looking.
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    came out great. wash it first it'll get the threads closer.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I read that the more you wash them the more absorbent they become. If that is true then I can see the charm in using the flour sacks. I have some more I will do later, but had to go ahead and try one out to see what it felt like with the looser threaded fabric in these. It is different, but still fun. The others will get washed a few times before I begin. I love experimenting with different types of fabric etc. I also want to see what happens to this one with the embroidered stitches after the washing. I will have a true comparison.

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    Great job!!

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    Looks great to me.
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    Thank you!

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    They are awesome. I love them.
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    First attempt? They look awesome!

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    Love it! You did a great job!
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    Reminds me of when I used to help my grandmothers with the dishes. Thought they were the prettiest things. She ironed all her linen including her dish towels. She didn't have a lot of storage space so everything had to fit just right.

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    Grew up with flour sack dish towels. I learned to embroider making them. I can't tell you how many sets I have worn out in my lifetime. Yours is very pretty. Enjoy them and keep up the great work. It is fun to have such pretty personal household linens around the house. They do soften with washing and use.

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    You did a beautiful job. I had to read the post twice to see which one was the back. You truly did make it look as good as the front! Love Hand Embroidery!

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    Nicely done. The back looks as good as the front.
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    Susan I remember using these. That was back when everyone dried their dishes.lol. My mom had lots of them. The days of the week with that days chore,chickens,flowers all sorts of pictures embroidered on them. Yours are very nice.They get so soft and absorbing after several washings.
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    Beautiful job! Can't tell which is the back and which is the front!
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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the nice comments. My mother always embroidered them, and my dear mother in law said, "Don't ever stop doing things like that, because some people have quit doing things as they once did."

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    I love having the little touches of embroidery on my things. Although my back never looks as good as yours.

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    Nicely done. I still have 3 sets my mother made before we got married. LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLong time ago.
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    It looks beautiful. The weave should tighten as you wash it over and over again.

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    Looks real good to me.
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    Great job. Love flour sacks. Soft absorbs well, done both thread and fabric paint\ markers. Make great gifts

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    Those are really wonderfully done!
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    they looks lovely ! thanks for sharing!

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    JuneBillie, your embroidery is so sweet. I love hand embroidery. I like to do mine free hand without a pattern as well. I did a freehand bee one time that came out wonky but was perfect for the project. Have fun.

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    Susan -- your embroidery is lovely! I couldn't tell the front from the back ... great job! Enjoy your handwork. I find it very relaxing.
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