A short time before, I had acquired a wonderful handwoven linen-evenweave and best quality. I wanted to do a small project using this linen to ascertain the ease (or difficulty) of withdrawing threads. And so my idea was born: I could have an individualized welcome board by simply changing the machine embroidered pieces to hand embroidered ones using my own patterns.
Keeping with the machine embroidered design, I also used a heart design; it is the same design (“Happel Heart”) that I had sent to many ladies.
The first heart is embroidered with the pattern “Ostertulpe” (Easter tulip – 1 staggered) from page 41 of my book “Limetrosen II”. The second heart is decorated with “Netzpatent” (Magic net) from page 64 of my book “Limetrosen I”. It was a sweet one-day project.
Although the linen was vintage, it was not too soiled; a light laundering was enough. It did not need to be bleached, and so it kept its natural linen grey. The white heart looked lovely on it. I ironed the pieces and, after removing the machine embroidered hearts, put them in the wooden frame.
Changing the fabric pieces was absolutely no problem. They were fastened on a wooden mounting board and easily removed from the frame.