Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday funspiration: Crewel

green crewel blanket

I recently won this vintage crewel throw blanket from ebay, and I've been working on a crewel embroidery project for my next book, so I made today's inspiration mosaic from crewelwork!

Crewel embroidery

green crewel

Crewel is traditionally stitched with wool thread on linen fabric. It has a great, puffy, 3 dimensional look to it! not to mention lots of fun, vintagey patterns available out there. :) I've only recently started working in crewel myself and I really like it. If you're interested in trying it out, I highly recommend Katherine Shaughnessy's book, The New Crewel. Also check out her website: There are also lots of vintage crewel kits and patterns on ebay and etsy.


  1. I love your blog! I read it every week!
    I come from Hungary, and we have got a similar type of tradadicional stiched. :)

  2. Just stumbled over your NOMs on Etsy, and thus made it to your blog. So excited to hear you're working on a Crewel book!

    Funny, I just posted your NOM pictures on my blog, and I come here and see you have an image of my Daisychain Crewel sampler in your flickr mosaic. The internet is so huge, yet such a small world!

  3. :D funny! I love how things like that happen! Crewel is just one part of the book I'm working on, it's so much fun!

  4. I love doing a paragon blanket right now! Beautiful work!


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