Embroidery Giveaway – 1812 Clover Border

With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, this month’s giveaway is my  “1812 Clover Border.” This design is based on a sketch for muslin embroidery originally published in the August 1812 edition of Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics (top design, below top).

It’s a delicate design, with tiny clovers branching off of a waving row of satin stitch dots. It comes in two sizes – 1.25″ or 2″ wide – to suit a variety of projects. For a gown, you could use the wider border at the hem, and the narrower one at the sleeves and neckline. 

If you’re wondering how it would actually look on a gown, check out this photo of Laura from Age of Antiquity. She used this design to create her beautiful Green Shamrock Regency Dress.  More details and images over at her blog. 

I think this design would also be lovely adorning a pillowcase, blouse, napkins, or other modern sewing projects. How would you use it? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.

Enter below to win 1 copy of either the machine or hand embroidery design and PDF download of instructions. This giveaway is only open to those in the United States.

March 2018 Embroidery Giveaway

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6 Responses to “Embroidery Giveaway – 1812 Clover Border

  • I would stitch it in the green, March is my birthday month

  • Lovely, I’d like to create this using my Babylock embroidery machine. I do costuming and period correct sewing of underpinnings to the gowns.

    • I’d love to see what you make if you do. 🙂

  • So cute! I recently “inherited” a Singer Futura and have been furiously teaching myself machine embroidery. I’d love to try out this clover design for St. Patty’s day!

    • Welcome to the addictive world of embroidery! I’d love to see what you make if you try this design. 🙂

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