Monday, 8 June 2009

New Project - Crewel Embroidery

The new project was to have included crewel embroidery on some linen cloth, but knowing we needed to do some practice, Kay brought some vintage linen printed cloth, for us to use. Our enthusiasm and liking for the fabric has led us into turning this practice piece into a finished article. What this will be is not yet decided.

I have made a small start, and am hoping to try out various other stitches. I've assembled various books and am enjoying reading up about the history of crewel work. Learning a little about a historic craft has helped me to develop better appreciation of the many and varied needlework items in historic houses and museums.

By the time we finish this first effort, we shall be more adept at the large variety of stitches, and can then start work on our special piece.

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