Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #11 – Embroidered Woven Placemats

For this Iron Craft challenge, we were to use supplies from the dollar store or things that cost a dollar. I had an added challenge in that I was on vacation overseas during all but the last two days of the challenge time. Still, I managed to pull together a project, Fourth of July themed embroidered placemats.
Iron Craft '14 Challenge #11 - Embroidered Placemats
My husband calls this project subtle, I call it last minute while jet lagged. Actually, I think it’s not too bad considering.
Iron Craft '14 Challenge #11 - Embroidered Placemats
I found these red woven straw (I think it’s more of a plastic straw) placemats at the dollar store and right away knew I wanted to try embroidering a design on them.
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I kept the design simple, just basic royal blue stars and white lines. I only did the edge of the placemats because that was all you really see once a plate is on them.
Iron Craft '14 Challenge #11 - Embroidered Placemats
I was afraid the weaving would be hard to embroider into, but the thicker sections of “straw” made it very easy. It also didn’t split at all, which is what makes me think it’s more of a plastic. The hardest part was figuring out even spacing on the stars.

I think these will look really cute with the stars and stripes table runner I made a few years back.

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3 Comments to Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #11 – Embroidered Woven Placemats
    • DrRuss
    • I want to think of this as “inspired by time” rather than subtle or a jet-lagged attempt. A great project regardless. Well done.

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