Monday

Something Cozy for your Drink - Winterberries


I had a request a few weeks ago for hand embroidered coasters. ...thank you Amy!

The idea had flickered through my mind in the past, but I just never acted on it. With this request my creative wheels began spinning and I came up with this designs. Since it is winter (even here in the desert) I thought about the forest and a walk in the woods. When I lived in Ohio I remember seeing the bright red berries and thinking that they were there for the animals to snack on during those cold days ahead. With that I created a vine pattern and added red Winterberries....

These are made with linen and a backing of cotton. There is the question of keeping them nice, since glasses do sweat and sometimes (well at least I do) we spill. Just hand wash in warm water with a little a gentle soap, rinse, lay flat to dry. Since they are linen a light touch-up with an iron will make them look fresh again.

6 reviews:

samsstuff said...

Those are beautiful, they'd make a great housewarming or thank you gift!

Cait Throop said...

Oh Rose, these are works of art and should really be framed!!! Love the delicacy of your work! xo Cait

ruth said...

Wow! Beautiful craftsmanship!!

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Rose, those are gorgeous! You are so talented :)
It's funny, Winterberry is my favorite Pfaltzgraph pattern!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Those are so pretty!!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

p.s. I have had a 'winterberry' soap idea in the back of my mind for weeks, just haven't had time to make it... thanks for the nudge! ♥
;)

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