April 8, 2012

Patterns: Kitchsy Fruit Crewel Embroidery

Crewel embroidery: fruit (front)
Crewel Embroidery: Fruit (front) stitched by Allspiceabounds

This is Carolyn's (Allspiceabounds) first attempt at crewel embroidery, isn't it perfect? The pattern is from June Craft and is so bright and springlike. June Craft is also worth checking out for this gorgeous crewel bird pattern, as well as some gorgeous prints and make your own softies.

Crewel embroidery may seem a little daunting but it's very similar to normal embroidery and June Craft's pattern .pdfs come complete with comprehensive stitch instructions. If you would like to stitch these patterns but don't want to do them in crewel wool or just simply can't get hold of it, the .pdfs also come with the same design, sized for both embroidery thread and tapestry wool, so no excuse!

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  1. That's actually very lovely, and love the bird pattern too. The soft texture of crewel is so inviting and cosy :)

  2. Cute, cute, cute!!! This reminds me of some 1960's dish prints. My Nana had her entire kitchen done in Harvest Gold, Avocado Green, and Lemon Yellow. Those are some fun names from the past. Thanks for the memories. Lorrie

  3. I want to try crewel so badly! Although, I'm not sure that my first attempt would be as awesome as this :). Love those fruits!

  4. I found out today your blog and I'm in love :) So many beautiful things and ideas to inspire me. Thanks for sharing.

  5. It looks so soft! Really dimensional and interesting! :D

  6. Very pretty. You would not want to see my first, second or third attempt.

  7. Realy ! embroidery is a art and embroidery is one of the factors that really ambiance between the well-known designers.