Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Do you crewel?
Just returned this little number to the library (I had to pry it from my fingers, actually), and while anything that has to do with sewing normally completely intimidates me, I have to say the projects in this book are gorgeous, inspirational and make me feel like I can actually do them!
(whether the latter actually happens remains to be seen)
What really captivated me were the Crewelwork projects...stitched in wool on linen, it is every sewist/knitters playground. The wool is so beautiful and luxurious, producing scuptural surfaces, and the many stitches used were so darn lovely.
An interesting and brief history of crewelwork here
Here's the Tree of Life:
If you would like to try your hand at crewelwork, they have some lovely kits too.