Thursday, 30 January 2014

Embroidery Design of the 1930s

I've a great liking for embroideries of the first half of the 20th century - especially the Art Deco stylised designs of the 1930s.  Some years ago I found a lovely book by Kathleen Mann, Applique Design and Method published in 1937, and recently I picked up two more of her titles.  I'm now really fired up to start on another embroidery project myself. 

I tried an applique felt and embroidered picture a year or so ago - a design I found in a 30s embroidery magazine, and I really enjoyed working it.  I must get round to doing something with it; frame it or make a cushion or something.

Anyway, we managed to grab a last minute bargain break yesterday - next week at Ty Unnos, a (tiny) beautiful traditional Welsh cottage in West Wales (are you jealous!).   Five days and four nights with no telly, no internet, no distractions..... a perfect time to start a new project and perhaps even finish one or two more.   

Looking through photos of the cottage interior I've a feeling there'll be plenty of design inspiration to get me going.  Hope I'll have something to show you when I get back.  And if you happen to fancy a break at Ty Unnos too, its on special offer for the month of February.  I can't wait!


  1. I've got the girl with the deer pattern and the companion piece too. I love 1030's designs and Art Deco
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. The embroidery you made is beautiful, i think those boooks are great. And that cottage looks so gorgeous,enjoy your stay there and enjoy your new project

  3. The cottage looks idyllic. Have a lovely crafting time away. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Your embroidery is beautiful. Frame it and give it pride of place on the wall. The cottage looks lovely - I just hope it isn't too wet!!! x

  5. I love those embroidery patterns Ann, I love the Art Deco style. Can't wait to see what you make with them!
    That cottage looks divine!


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