Category: Crewel

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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