Traditional Russian Hand Towel Kit

With this exclusive kit, you'll receive the 2014 March/April issue of PieceWork magazine, which features Irina's pattern, and the finest cotton thread and fabric to re-create her beautiful hand towel.

SKU: R3327

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Regular Price: $58.04

Special Price $45.99

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Traditional Russian Hand Towel Kit

For this project, Irina Stepanova used two elements from a face towel stitched by her grandmother Tatiana in Russia when Tatiana was eight years old. The four-band edge design echoes the traditional Mothers and Maidens patterns. The first band depicts "mothers," identified by their headdress with curving rays or "horns" worn by married women. The third band is a row of stylized "maidens," with raised arms and solar rays around their heads—somewhat of a cross between figures and geometric flowers. The second and the fourth bands are identical rows of berries, symbolizing women's closeness to nature. Russian towels have both edges decorated with the same pattern for symmetry, and many are trimmed at each end with wide bands of linen or cotton lace. With this exclusive kit, you'll receive the 2014 March/April issue of PieceWork magazine, which features Irina's pattern, and the finest cotton thread and fabric to re-create her beautiful hand towel. The lace trimming is not included.

Included in this kit:

PieceWork, March/April 2014
Print Magazine

The Red Issue! The March/April 2014 issue of PieceWork explores the color red. Learn embroidery traditions of Russia, the story of the twinset, and more. Projects include a knitted lace shawl, a Red Poppy cowl, a traditional Russian hand towel to embroider, Guatemalan-inspired embroidered espadrilles, and an embroidered Belarusian breadcloth.

Traditional Russian Hand Towel Pattern
Pattern

Irina Stepanova wrote an article about her maternal grandmother and traditional Russian embroidery in the March/April 2014 issue of PieceWork. With your purchase of this kit you'll receive that issue, and you will find the pattern directly following Irina's story.

Embroidery Floss

The Traditional Russian Hand towel is made with 100% cotton, overdyed embroidery floss from Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks (formerly Crescent Colors). With this kit you'll receive 4 skeins of each of these colorways:

  • #146 Joshua Tree from Classic Colorworks
  • #2266 Turkish Red from Weeks Dye Works

Belfast 100% Linen Fabric 32 Count

This kit contains 1 piece of 32-count linen fabric measuring 13 x 36 inches. You'll also receive Presencia Fincrochet to hem the unfinished edges of the fabric. NOTE: The lace trimming is not included.

Additional Info
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SKU R3327
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Number Of Pages 0
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ISBN 13 No
Drop Ship Message No
Product Type Kit
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