The tiny little knots that make up the `towels' that these cute puppies are holding are called French knots by those who do embroidery. Puppies have been done with a smooth satin stitch. And I loved making them! I can almost wager that filling in the `towels' with all those knots was probably my idea, not part of the pattern. Made in the 1950's, they measure 10-1/2 x 16-inches. A delightful welcome for your guests.