26 November, 2008

experiment

i stitched this up as an experiment -- the embroidered initial in that great typography on a striped towel.


it's kind of a wild mix -- the styles are so different, but i think that is why i just had to try it.


i can't decide how i feel about it...
do we like?

8 comments:

Toybox said...

Oo! I like it because it's different and I'm a nut for striped linens and such. ^_^.

I'm thinking that perhaps a one or two-strand backstitch for an outline might do the trick so that the letter isn't lost. I absolutely love it, but my eye tends to lose the letter and focus on the stripes after looking at it for a minute. ^_^.

the stitchwoods said...

I love it! did you base the font on something? its amazing

sarahblackstock.com said...

love it! the letter is fantastic and i like the contrast.

The crafty Kaeru said...

I love this - it's like a wonderful Edwardian deckchair that thinks it's a monogrammed handkerchief but is actually an awesomely dapper towel.


p.s. Hi! Just found your blog via your Etsy shop. Loving your work!

Kate in Edinburgh, Scotland

dianag said...

Love it!!! Can you make one for me with a "G"????

chezkimberly said...

hooray! okay == thank you SO much for the feedback -- i really do appreciate it. and, since it seems like the general consensus is that we like it (despite the stitches being a little lost in the stripes -- which i agree with, but think i like the effect more than i am frustrated by it.) -- i'm gonna list this as an option on my etsy shop. i've got these towels in blue stripes, too -- so that's an option as well. thanks again for the feedback and thank you so much for leaving comments -- i'm having fun looking all of you up and seeing what you do, too!

M.M. said...

gorgeous!!!

kansasrose said...

I love it! It reminds me of the old fashioned ticking that is so popular right now. The letter looks great on it. :)