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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Discussion of BE (Brazilian Embroidery)

Yosemite Dogwood

 

EdMar Threads, Thread Storage, and BE Designs:

I use EdMar rayon threads for working BE designs. EdMar threads are 100% rayon, come in 7 weights and numerous beautiful bright colors AND they are z-twisted. DMC and Anchor floss and perle/pearl … Read more

Pansy Trio, Trish Burr Design

Framed long-short trio

Trio of Pansies, designed by Trish Burr, worked in single stranded cotton floss on printed linen fabric. Approximate worked area is 9 by 10 cm. Several years ago Trish Burr offered most of her designs in a semi-kit that included … 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

Peony Type Dahlia, Tanja Berlin kit

Peony Type Dahlia

Some people like to snuggle into a good book, I like to snuggle into a good embroidery kit. I do a lot of my own designs but my treat is to purchase a full kit. One that has a good … 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