ThreeStrands

ThreeStrands

Missouri, United States · 172 Sales

ThreeStrands

ThreeStrands

Missouri, United States 172 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(63)

Announcement   Natural history is my primary inspiration, but I also really like charming vintage-inspired patterns that remind me of my mother's 1940s childhood. I use sturdy fabrics that require no special laundry care. My images are original, and usually sketched from live material directly onto the fabric with a great, sharp pencil used in plant surveys. All of my embroidery is by hand and I have no idea how to operate a sewing machine... I respect people who do. Thanks for stopping by, and if you'd like a certain plant, animal (or whatever) embroidered, just ask. I'm pretty amenable, and I enjoy what I do.

Announcement

Natural history is my primary inspiration, but I also really like charming vintage-inspired patterns that remind me of my mother's 1940s childhood. I use sturdy fabrics that require no special laundry care. My images are original, and usually sketched from live material directly onto the fabric with a great, sharp pencil used in plant surveys. All of my embroidery is by hand and I have no idea how to operate a sewing machine... I respect people who do. Thanks for stopping by, and if you'd like a certain plant, animal (or whatever) embroidered, just ask. I'm pretty amenable, and I enjoy what I do.

Allison Vaughn

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Allison Vaughn

Wildflowers Tea Towel-hand stitched
US$18.00
American Goldfinch tea towel- hand stitched
US$17.00
Cardinal cloth napkins- hand stitched
US$28.00
Leopard Frog standard pillowcase-hand stitched
US$17.00
Spotted Salamander pillowcase-hand stitched
US$15.00
Purple Coneflower cloth napkins-hand stitched
US$26.00
4 Luna Moth cloth napkins- hand stitched
US$26.00
Summer mint green cloth napkins-hand stitched
US$30.00
Tree frog on lily pad tea towel- hand stitched
US$17.00
Violets pillowcase- hand stitched
US$15.00
Woodland wildflower pillowcase- hand stitched
US$15.00
Brown Trout pillowcase-hand stitched
US$18.00
Rainbow Trout pillowcase- hand stitched
US$18.00
4 Rainbow Trout cloth napkins-hand stitched
US$26.00
Catfish standard pillowcase- hand stitched
US$15.00
4 Mistletoe Cloth Napkins- hand stitched
US$28.00
Evening Primrose pillowcase-hand stitched
US$17.00
Brown Bison Standard Pillowcase-hand stitched
US$17.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(63)
sgmount

sgmount on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This design is so sweet. Looks gorgeous on the towel with ticking. Thank you for this beautiful towel. Love it.

sgmount

sgmount on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous! Received quickly. Thank you!

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Updates

Spring is here! Working on a series of cool animal pillowcases for kid to take to summer camp. Salamander is first!

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Spotted Salamander pillowcase-hand stitched
US$15.00
Another glorious afternoon stitching new napkins in my backyard. Violets and buttercups are a few days away from coming up in Missouri.

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A clement morning in Missouri sent me outside to finish stitching bluebirds surrounded by a heart. Against the winter skies they look like neon.

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Bluebirds in Love tea towel-hand stitched
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About

Little Stitches

Several years ago, my mother taught me how to embroider little patterns onto kitchen towels. I stitched all kinds of vintage patterns of pots and pans onto tea towels as Christmas gifts, using the tea towels to wrap up banana and pumpkin breads. I fell in love with the old His and Hers series of patterns widely available even after 50 years since their inception. I embroidered everything I could for friends and family. When I couldn't find any patterns of wildflowers or frogs that looked more realistic, I decided to learn how to sketch and stitch images from nature. I was encouraged by a colleague at my job as an ecologist to open an Etsy shop in 2009. I've really enjoyed making special orders and hearing from folks like Joanne who wrote "I've been looking for an embroidered toad for years!" I love antique hand embroidery, I still seek out antique shops and pick it up for my collection. I hope people treasure what I make for them as much as I love finding unique pieces in antique shops and in my mother's attic.

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  • Allison J. Vaughn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Natural history is my passion, and I enjoy stitching images from the natural world in my rare spare time. My mother taught me embroidery and my stitches will never be as tiny as hers, but my images are all original...

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Last updated on February 4, 2011

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