I remember when I was a kid, over at my grandma's house. She had a whole drawer full of linens that she had hand embroidered when she was younger. I could spend hours looking through those linens - they were just so beautiful. I think that it would be sad if those arts from a more traditional time were lost with our generation. So it is important to me to try be good at these crafts so that I can pass that on. I am going to be making a set of heirloom handkerchiefs that I will post the lace pattern and embroidery pattern for on the blog.
What you will need:
1 yard light weight linen
Light blue embroidery floss
Apple green embroidery floss
Lace from this pattern
1. Cut your hankie square 12" X 12"
2. Iron over the hem - this is done with a double hem technique, fold over 1/2" then fold over again
3. Sew the hem
4. Copy the following embroidery pattern, I would just trace this right off your computer screen
5. The green part of the embroidery is done in a back stitch, and the blue is done in a satin stitch
6. After you finish the embroidery, hand stitch on the lace
You are done!