Liberty embroidered napkins for 91 Magazine

This month’s issue of 91 Magazine is out and looking so good and I’m very pleased to say that I have a sewing tutorial featured. What makes it extra special is that I spent the afternoon with the wondrously talented photographer Katharine Peachey to shoot the project at her new gorgeous home (I am so jealous of her kitchen, I can’t quite explain!).

I bought lots of gross cakes, picked wild flowers from my balcony and we pulled together our collections of pretty crockery to make a vintage tea party fit for my embroidered Liberty fabric napkins. We basically spent the whole afternoon throwing the napkins around and then scoffing scones, in between Katharine taking these beauteous photographs and me making a napkin or two. If you want to find out how to make them, you will have to head over and download 91 Magazine!

This was my first embroidery project, so I’m pretty proud of the results…

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

A vintage tea for just me and KP 😉

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

I chose a mini Betsy print for one napkin.

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

I had flowers searching for the sun in mind when I designed this floral motif. It is backed with mini Poppy and Daisy Liberty print.

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

This design is by Jenny Hart for the Kin Community and I changed the colours to the faded blues of my beloved HydrangeasI used their video tutorials to learn how to do French Knots and I found them so helpful whilst learning basic stitches.

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

I miss Spring flowers!

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

I wanted this design to look like wild flowers and grasses in a meadow, blowing in the breeze.

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

We ate all the scones.

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

I was inspired by blossom for this design and it works perfectly with Pepper Liberty print.

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

I used Phoebe Liberty print to back this design.

Liberty print embroidered napkins | Vintage tea | Photograph by Katharine Peachey | Apartment Apothecary

Make sure you pop back tomorrow for more of Katharine’s photographs as we recently shot a lovely home tour together.

Katy x

 

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3 Comments

  1. Caroline 15th September 2014 / 9:30 am

    Love the napkins and these photos so much!! Thanks again ladies! X x

  2. Emma Harris 15th September 2014 / 8:36 pm

    The napkins are beautiful, and so is the photography. Love!

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