Needlework Gift Notions

Associated Press

The National Needlework Assn., representing the needlework industry, offers these gift ideas for the bride and the bridal party:

--As wedding favors for guests, potpourri sachets and garters made of ribbons and lace, embroidered with the name and date, or a handkerchief embroidered with symbols of love and unity.

--For the bridal party, a hand-embroidered drawstring satchel to coordinate with the bridal colors.

--For the flower girl and ring bearers, decorative lace embroidered pillows.

--For the bridal couple, a wedding quilt. Relatives and friends can be sent individual fabric squares to prepare a special message; the personalized squares are then joined together.

--A hand-embroidered wedding album cover with the names or initials of the bridal couple, or a wall hanging with names, date and a decorative border.

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