La Broderie - Needlework - Handarbeiten
torchon ancien / vintage towel / alt
Debút/ beginning / Beginn
point avant/running stitch/Vorstich
sur éponge / on toweling / Frottee
Torchon au aida/ tea-cloth of aida /
ancien torchon /old tea-cloth
Huck embroidery is various
One can use the special huck material (unfortunately, in Germany one receives the special material not finely, only roughly)
or one takes simply Aida fabric.
Even one can take every countable material, if one makes runing stitches.
Especielly suitable is Pearl Cotton. For towels I take Pearl Cotton 8 or 5 or Mouliné Stranded Cotton 3 strands.
I embroider with thin, no point needle.
I published 2 books for huck embroidery on aida fabric. -
More about this see here
This is the huck embroidery cloth usual in Germany , here in possibly actual size / with 3 small boxes / cms
German Huck embroidery cloth
100 % cotton, 170 cms wide, 30 holes / 10 cms
- white F. 100 (without picture)
- ecru F 264 (picture below)
Example of the embroidery on Aida
Begin the embroidery in the middle, pull the thread half out and embroider the stairs only in one direction.Turn the work and embroider the stairs also in the other direction. Besides, do not sting downwards by the material.