Friday, March 11, 2016

Crewel Embroidery

When I was reading an article about William Morris in the latest Spin Off magazine,
it reminded me of a kit I have had for decades.  Sure enough, I found it and worked on it.
While I have a considerable amount of trouble with hand sewing, the wool thread covers more area with fewer stitches-more bang for my buck, you know?!
I worked on it for a half hour and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I have a quote to share with you from William Morris;
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."

I am living this motto and didn't know it was spoken 150 years ago!  Cool!


  1. I like your quote, but I have to say that I can't seem to live by or rather, I find far too many things useful than they probably are...

  2. I spent this afternoon trying to figure out how to do a decent lazy daisy stitch. I'd forgotten how hard "real" embroidery is compared to plain old cross stitch. I have never tried crewel but I do fondle the thread whenever I am in a craft shop. It is very tempting. I love your kit. You know I am going to have to go look at kits right now. I am such a lemming.

  3. Love the ombre-type effect of the color gradations... pretty!

  4. William Morris was an interesting guy. He made a green dye in his factory that they used in his wallpaper designs. The dye contained arsenic I think, and was actually killing Victorians and they had no idea why. Just a morbid little factoid lol!

  5. Beautiful work.

    AND .... beautiful words. I try to live by that motto.


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