Friday, 23 June 2017

Taking a 'Stab' at Crewel Work

Earlier this year, I decided to try some crewel work and purchased a commercial kit for starters. It is the Dimensions Handmade Embroidery kit #72-73729. The kit was complete with the printed fabric, wool yarn, a needle, and the printed instructions.

It stitched up pretty quickly and finally yesterday, I blocked it in preparation to turn it into a pillow.
The design itself is 9" x 9" but I will add a border/sashing to bring it out to 14 or 15 inches to fit a regular pillow form. It was fun to do and now I'm inspired to dig up the needlepoint piece that I did and blocked years ago and make it into a pillow, too.

The search is on to find an appropriate fabric for the border, piping and back.

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