Huck Arizona Pine Trees and Snowflakes

Arizona Pondersa Pines

Arizona Tall Pines

Arizona is – land of deserts and saguaro cactus.

Arizona also has beautiful Ponderosa Pine covered mountains!

This time of year, those mountains are also covered with snow!

Friends invited us to spend some time in their mountain lodge earlier this month.

These simple huck towels were embroidered for the hostess gift.   Huck fabric and embroidery thread were found in The Stash.

eSnowflakes on the Arizona Mountains

Snowflakes on the Arizona Mountains

The snowflake design is based on Snowflake Design by Mildred V. Krieg (c. 1930-40).

However, it appears the geometry of the floats has changed in the intervening 70+ years.  So the the snowflake points had to be redesigned to avoid being skewed vertically.

The mountains of Arizona are browns and reds so were stitched using those colors.

The Arizona Pines used a variety of the green embroidery thread found in the Stash.

Huck Embroidery is quite simple.  Threads are run under “floats” woven into the towel fabric.  Instructions can be found in an earlier post.  Warning:  Huck Embroidery is addictive!

Arizona Tall Pines

Arizona Tall Pines in Huck Embroidery

Snowflakes on the Arizona Mountains

Snowflakes on the Arizona Mountains in Huck Embroidery

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7 Responses to Huck Arizona Pine Trees and Snowflakes

  1. Very nice! Your friend must have really appreciated those.

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I am in awe of anyone who does hand work.

  3. monkeyneedle says:

    Very cool embroidery. Have visited Arizona once and it was beautiful! I love the red mountains.

  4. Marielle says:

    Where can I get this pattern?

    • I really don’t have patterns to send along, as most of the huck towels are stitched with patterns that I make up as I go along. I purposefully included large photos in the blog so that anyone wishing to stitch the towels would be able to follow the stitch pattern in the photos.
      Enjoy stitching!

  5. Gail says:

    I can remember doing huck toweling in home ec class in school. I have been looking for patterns and material to try it again some 50 years later

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