Category: Crewel

Floral Festive Bell Pull, Crewel

Floral Bellpull

Elsa Williams bell pull, designed by Michael A. LeClair.  Kit name: Floral Festive Bell Pull.  7″ x 33″ finish size.  Worked in Paternayan, 100% crewel wool and Renaissance Dyeing Company (France), 100% sheep wool, naturally-dyed.… Read more

Crewel Strawberry Patch

Strawberry patch crewel

Vintage 1981 strawberry patch crewel design, produced as a kit by Creative Expressions, purchased on eBay.

Approximately 7-inch square worked area.

Kit included design stamped on 10-inch square white 65% polyester/35% cotton fabric, Persian-type wool crewel yarn, an 8-inch hoop … Read more


Waves of Early Fall pillow

My mom would have done a lot of hand basing and pinning when crafting a pillow and then use the sewing machine. Well, I like to wing it. Just go for broke and use the sewing machine … no hand … Read more

Mayflower, Elsa Williams

Mayflower, Crewel, front vie

Mayflower is a crewel design worked on 100% linen using Paternayan yarn. Elsa Williams collection, designer Michael LeClair. Finished in pillow size 12-inch by 12-inch.

Click below photos for enlarged view. This linen was nice but slightly a loose weave. … Read more

Snowy Evening

Snowy Evening

This vintage (1986) Creative Circle kit is called A Winter’s Night (kit number 2518). Designed by Dianne Sage.

Worked in crewel wool on a printed fabric. The finished worked area is 12 by 16 inches. The original design has a … Read more

Elsa Williams vintage Fall crewel

Elsa Williams Fall Pillow

This kit was another of my eBay finds. 10 x 13 inch design printed on Belgium linen which I stitched then finished as a 12-inch square pillow. It was an opened kit that did not come with the cording or … Read more

Nantucket Wildflowers, Erica Wilson design

Nantucket Wildflowers Pillow

This crewel is a blend of wool yarn and stranded cotton threads. Designer is Erica Wilson, design name is Nantucket Wildflowers. This kit was produced in 1982. Purchased 2014 on eBay as a full kit (minus the pillow fill). Design … Read more

Flower circle, 1960’s DMC crewel

Flower Circle

Stitched this about 10 years ago.

This was a wool crewel kit (pillow). I started, thought the wool too heavy changed over to DMC floss.

It took me many months of stitching, I got to where I carried this piece … Read more

Farm, 1960’s crewel


My second wool project was this farm scene.

I am glad my early stitched projects have held their color and look nice enough to be displayed still.

This is about 16 by 20 inches.… Read more