You probably know that you really should label your needlework. I’ve been stitching for close to 40 years and I’ve known that all along and have rarely done it.
I also don’t keep many records of what I’ve stitched. I resolve to do so and then it last about a week or two.
I don’t sign my work much because I tend to think signatures intrude. Ideally I’d like something which tells people I made it, doesn’t look like the labels my grandmother used to use, is archival and which won’t intrude on the needlework.
I just found out about Namemaker, a company which makes custom fabric labels in a number of styles. I like their many options and their clean look.
I think I’m going to make a bunch and sew them carefully to the back of my needlework as it gets finished. If it turns into a pillow, ornament, or stocking, it will get sewn on the back or bottom. If it’s a picture, I’ll glue it onto the back.
This way people will know that I made it long after they have forgotten or I’m gone.