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

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

Rhodes Stitch Collection

Rhodes Stitch Collection
This Rhodes Stitch Collection is a counted needlework embroidery design of fifteen different variations of Rhodes stitches available in printed and Kindle formats. The top and bottom rows of my Rhodes Stitch Collection features the smaller elements of the design… Read more