Pat, it sounds like you have the answer - so I will give you a *.
I have done it on very short pile.
Pat, I'm with BikerMom, I think redwork on terry, unless it was really cheap, thin terry, would get lost. When doing toweling, you put topping over the loops so the stitches don't sink in. Redwork is so 'light' the topping just wouldn't stay under the stitches. If it has to be terry, I'd try the applique patch like BikerMom suggested. Maybe others will have better ideas. Oh, just FYI, I LOVE the way redwork comes out on floursack kitchen towels! Hugs, Marji
Thank you Marji! I like the idea of Bikermon! Thanks again! Pat
you can do redwork on a towel, but it won't be really visible since the nap will eventually fold over the stitching. You could always stitch it on a coordinating fabric, then applique the 'patch' onto your towel, that's what you usually see in the stores....hope this helps.....
Thanks a lot. I did not think about this excellent idea! Highly appreciated! Pat