These are woven flat check towels embroidered with heavy weight heirloom cotton thread. The registration marks have not been washed away yet.
Here are some lace designs embroidered on linen hemstitched towels. also done in Madeira Cotona 30 weight thread. These will be washed to remove stabilizer and registration marks, then starched and pressed.
Some of the thread spools not surrounding my sewing machine. Too many colors.........not enough time. Of course I could say that about books, or any other passion.