Monday, March 03, 2008

A Crewel Start for a Fair Maiden

I was cornered into teaching a workshop this summer for my local EGA guild. We knew it was to be crewel, but didn't have an exact project. The day of the last meeting, I got my issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework quarterly in the mail. They had a very nice crewelwork sewing purse on the cover, and we decided to do it. So I've started one now in order to have a model to teach from and in order to clarify instructions and such. Here's the start. There are three pieces, two of which get embroidered. I'll be starting the actual stitching this week, but at least I have it all traced now.


Elaine said...

Hi, just found your blog. Nice to know there are other crewelies around.

I have been eyeing that piece myself. Although, I am thinking about doing it as a single piece and reworking the finishing.

I'll be interested in seeing what you think of it.

Norman, Oklahoma

Meg said...

Thanks. And I too thought about doing it as once piece, but then I saw the people I was doing it with accidentally doing the inside design upside down.