Antique Embroidery Designs — Poinsettias and Holly

Newspaper patterns from the early 1900s were usually designed to be stitched on linens and garments that nobody uses anymore, but I still love finding and restoring these old patterns. The designs themselves are beautiful, and I feel they can look modern in the right setting. Sometimes I’ll stitch a whole pattern, but when I need something small, I just copy one element from a larger design. As usual, click images to enlarge.

Holly Centerpiece
E.F. Washington, 1910
Holly-Centerpiece

Holly Cushion for Brother
Mary V. Fox, 1910
Holly-Cushion

Poinsettia Design for Tray Cloth
Eleanor Norris, 1912
Poinsettia_Design_for_Tray-Cloth

Poinsettia in Outline
E.J. Buckman, 1912
1/4 of pattern
Poinsettia-in-Outline

Holly Sprays and Corner Design
Sara Hale Hunter, 1908
Holly-Branches



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