Crewel

Pillows

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 …

Mayflower, Elsa Williams

Mayflower, Crewel, front vie

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

Click below photos for enlarged view. This linen was nice but slightly …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Farm, 1960’s crewel

Farm

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.

Farm…

Wild Violets, 1960’s crewel

Wild Violets

My Mother’s favorite flower was wild violets.

I stitched this piece probably late 1960’s.

In photo the colors look faded but they actually are still quite deep colors and bright.

As it was a gift to Mom, I saved up …

Floral Urn, Maxine Johnston design. Needlepoint

Floral urn, needle point

This is my first needlepoint. Floral Urn, Maxine Johnston design

Included in this 1997 Dimension kit was: 12 count mesh canvas with full printed on color design, Persian wool, acrylic yarns, cotton floss, needle, and easy to follow chart and …

Catherine Jordan Sampler Journal

Journal Sampler, Catherine Jordan

This was my introduction to fabric painting and journal cover making.

Another project that the Oatlands (Virginia) chapter of EGA offered to its members (I think in spring 2011).

We each purchased this kit and Catherine Jordan taught it to …