Have you stumbled across old hand-embroidered hankies, pillowcases and table runners? Chances are, they were stitched using an iron-on pattern similar to those in this book. This method has been in use since the late 1800s,, became popularized in the 1930s, and is enjoying a resurgence of interest today.
Hand embroidery has long been a highly personal means of embellishing fabric. I encourage you to use the stitches and colors of your choice, and I hope these patterns provide the motivation to spark your ideas. Remember, there is no right or wrong when it comes to being creative. My designs are to be used as inspiration for your own creativity to flourish.