Thursday, 24 December 2015
These are my proposed colours for my crewel work designs. I will not use all of them, probably 4-5 for each design, which I am still deciding, or will probably just let it evolve.
The colours are - 724, 933, 185, 303, 313, 293, 643, 156, 325, 967 - Appletons crewel wool.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
I present to you - two new-ish designs for crewel work embroidery, based on traditional Jacobean design, which I had planned to work earlier this year, however due to work commitments, teaching, and life generally, it took a little while to find the right time to start, but now I am ready!!!
It may take a little while to progress through as I have other on-going work, but I will do my best to keep on top of it all.
I will work through the designs with different ideas based on stitch and detail, and I am happy that anyone uses the designs too. The designs are roughly, 5 inches square or 12-13 cm square.
Enjoy, if you are following!
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015
|Rust dyeing with wire wool on linen|
|Rust dyeing with wire wool on linen- detail|
|Rust dyeing with wire wool on cotton organdie|
|Drawn thread work on linen, preparation for rust dyeing|
|Drawn thread work on linen, preparation for rust dyeing - detail of weaving|
|Rust dyeing results - assembled|
|Rust dyeing results - assembled - detail showing gathering, fraying, and lace|