Category: Crewel

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 … Read more

Pillow and lab-weimaraner pooch

Crewel Pillow

Stitched 1968 (I stitched the date at a corner). I wonder if this was an early Elsa Williams kit?

Our chocolate lab-weimaraner mix, Charlie (see at top of this photo) was slowing moving his front paws and nose under this … Read more

Crewel Flowers

Crewel Flowers

My sister wrote in her posting of this photo: My mother loved to create and stitch. She excelled with crocheting, knitting and making doll clothes. Often she did not use a pattern for the doll outfits, she made bras, panties, … Read more

Crewel Flowers, Elsa Williams Design

Bowl of Pansies, Elsa Williams Design

My sister and I have the same design stitched by our mother, Frances Bellmann.

Where Carol’s bowl of pansies has pink and lavender buds mine has a darker purple. I believe this is Elsa William’s circa 1960.

The design is … Read more

Wild Bowl of Roses, Elsa Williams

Crewel Flowers

My sister has this worked design stitched by our Mother.

The stems are chain stitch as is the vase. Roses are straight stitch with French knots.Frances Bellmann, my mother enjoyed working Elsa Williams. Circa 1960.

This kit includes the 8″x9″ … Read more

Crewel Flowers

Crewel Flowers

Crewel, flowers

Stitched by my mother, Frances Bellmann in the 1965(?).

I believe this is an Elsa Williams design but I am not sure.

Wool yarn, design size is 8.5 inch by 9.5 inch.… Read more

Bowl of Pansies, Elsa Williams

Bowl of Pansies, Elsa Williams

Stitched by my mother, Frances Bellmann in the 1965(?).

Designer:Elsa Williams

Bowl of Pansies.

17 inch square Belgian linen fabric, design size is 8.5 inch by 9.5 inch.

I like to browse ebay now and then looking for Elsa William’s … Read more

Elsa Williams design: Berry Wreath

Berry Wreath, Elsa Williams Design

Wild Berries Crewel Embroidery Kit, by E. Rush for Elsa Williams. I used a shadow box frame, 16 inch x 20 inch.

Kit contains: design screened on linen/cotton blend fabric, "The Color Organizer" with presorted Paternayan 100% wool crewel yarn.… Read more

Floral Panel, Hazel Blomkamp design

Floral panel, Hazel Blomkamp design

Needlepainting, Crewel

Crewel is my favorite stitching, especially designs from Elsa Williams, Hazel Bloomkamp ( and Tanja Berlin. For me crewel means a design worked on a nice cotton fabric such as a fine linen and in high quality crewel … Read more

New Bedford Bellpull, Elsa Williams design

New Bedford Bellpull, Elsa Williams

Elsa Williams design: New Bedford Bellpull

I liked the crewel yarns that came with this kit, but I wanted more range of orange through red colors so added Renaissance Dyeing Wool (formerly Broider Wul) and Fine d’Aubusson Embroidery Wool which … Read more