Two of my very good friends had birthday's yesterday and I always want to give them something that they couldn't go out and buy. This year I was inspired by the vintage Jacobean designs and decided to put them on flour sack dish towels. Both of my friends have rather sophisticated tastes and are not into anything "sweet" or "cutesy". When I found this embroidery design package I was thrilled. I did a set of butterflies for one friend and the a set of dragonflies for the other both in earth tones to match their kitchens. I love how they turned out. Aunt Martha's flour sack dish towels are wonderful to work with.
Jacobean design comes from the late 16th century England when King James VI ruled England and Scotland. These designs vary and were used on furniture, buildings, china, pottery and linens. They are flowery with simple lines. You see Jacobean designs embroidered on linens in single colors or a variety like chose to use. This era of design is my favorite.
The towels press well and rolled up with a ribbon make a beautiful, classy present!