Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wanted: This table cloth in any condition!

Two ladies brought an unworked version of this cloth in to show me at my exhibition at Bundoora. A friend who was with them said at the time she also had one, but hadn't looked at it for ages, and thought hers was also unworked. But when she unearthed it from a bag of cloths, she found it was completely finished. She brought it to my place and allowed me to take some photos. It was produced by Womens Weekly magazine at the time when decimal currency was introduced into Australia (1966). I have never seen this design before - on eBay or any other source online or otherwise, so I don't think there will be many around. I would almost cut off my arm to get one of these cloths for my collection! So if anyone reading this knows where I can find one, please let me know!

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  1. 18th January 2013. For anyone who is still reading this blog: I have now acquired a decimal currency cloth. The design is the same, but instead of outline stitching like the above, the cloth I now have is beautifully stitched in satin stitch. I will post a photo here as soon as my computer is fixed (I'm currently using my husband's laptop and cannot post photos from it).

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  2. I m wondering if anyone can help me . I have an embroidery set but I have lost the colour chart. Semco number is STL. 1.009 & STL. 3.009 hope you can help. lynnebeggs50@gmail. com

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  3. I was lucky enough to unearth a partially embroidered traycloth Semco 2035 of my grandmother's. Do you have any idea, how old this pattern is, please? I have finished the embroidery and will crochet the edging soon. neroli_david@xtra.co.nz

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  4. Lynne and Anonymous: As Semco patterns are so old, it is difficult to find colour charts for stamped linens, or to give an idea of the age of any of their products. If you contact the Embroiderers Guild, somebody may be able to help you.

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