Huck embroidery was a popular technique in the 1930s and 40s, mostly used in hand and dish towels. Huck embroidery is distinguishable from other types of embroidery because the design is worked completely on top of the fabric, so the thread never appears on the back, making the product look neat without much effort. This type of embroidery reflected the idea of an orderly household. There is evidence that Irene and Guy both enjoyed this type of embroidery, as their initials appear as signatures on the back of several guest towels.
Huck embroidery does not have a lot of stitches to learn, but when used in a variety of ways, these three stitches can produce beautiful geometric patterns.