Recently I accidentally came across an amazing fabric for machine embroidery and much more. I discovered it one day when I needed to fill an order for embroidered napkins when I suddenly realized that my linen stock was very low so I dug into my osnaburg stock. That was the moment that I fell in love (with a new fabric of course). For those of you who don't know, Osnaburg is a lightly woven fabric with a slightly looser weave than linen. This fabric is absolutely perfect for machine embroidery. I used a light tear-away stabilizer with thread colours that would compliment the hand-dyed colours and the stitches looked amazing. The napkins are so popular I have a difficult time keeping them in stock.
Then, one day when I was browsing through online independent patterns I came across a pattern that was sold on Etsy for this stuffed puppy dog that I call Daisy Dog. Daisy has definitely become my mascot. You can see her sporting a mask in the pic below. The pattern is by Xanthe Patterns on Etsy. The pattern is for intermediate sewists and it is easy to follow but you have to make sure you do each step in order to have success. I used my Osnaburg hand-dyed fat quarter fabric bundles to create Daisy Dog and she is stuffed with Poly-Fil. I also added some patches and knitwear for fun.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a great fabric for embroidery or making your very own Daisy Dog, I recommend Osnaburg for these projects.
Daisy Dogs Photo Shoot
Daisy Sporting a Mask
What's not to love about her.