Embroidery Giveaway – 1821 Floral Border

Happy May Day! I can’t knock on your door and leave you all flowers, but I can make sure that this month’s giveaway includes a beautiful bouquet.

This design is based on an illustration published in the October 1821 edition of Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics. It is one of my earliest releases and marks many firsts in my embroidery business – first design in silk thread, first on very sheer fabric, first cutwork border. It’s still one of my very favorites. 

This design is very versatile and looks completely different with your choice of fabric and thread. In cotton thread and modern colors, it would be the perfect hem for a 1950s dress. It’s simple and classic in a single color on linen. And of course, in full color in silk thread, it’s just lovely.

I think a sheer 18th c. petticoat embroidered with this border would be delightful. I also have a Pinterest board full of designs using scalloped borders, any of which would work well with this border design. It could also be quite nice on bed linens, a cushion cover, or other items for your home.

What would you make from this design? Something vintage or modern? Something for your home? I’d love to hear in the comments.


Enter below to win 1 copy of either the machine or hand embroidery design for the 1821 Scalloped Floral Border. This giveaway is only open to those in the United States.

May 2018 Embroidery Giveaway

Embroidery Giveaway - May 2018 - 1821 Scalloped Floral Border Design

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2 Responses to “Embroidery Giveaway – 1821 Floral Border

  • I think the design is beautiful and I would make it into a table runner.

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