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Victorian Bath Towel

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ElgaKoster

This last week I spent some time making a Victorian bath towel, after an internet search I based my towel on some antique examples I found on Ebay, Etsy and some other websites. The embroidery design was chosen from a book I have with original Victorian charts and the crochet edge was adapted from a 1910's booklet on edgings and borders that I found on the Antique Pattern Library website.

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I was so eager to start that I never really thought about matching my threads to the curtain fabric and wallpaper that I plan on using in the bedroom where I want to put the little washstand, by a happy accident they fit perfectly :-)

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I made the washstand from a very fine grained Douglas fir (called Oregon Pine in South Africa and some other countries) that I found at a local saw mill, the granite top is made from a Formica sample.

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Mmh, now I have to make a second towel for the other side, I plan on mirror imaging the embroidery design.

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miraclechicken

What a beautiful job and my favorite color scheme!

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Apriliadan2000

The stand is also incredible, the grain looks great and to scale

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CarolynDenning

As always, both your woodwork and needlework is exquisite.

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