Thursday, 24 December 2015

Colour for crewel work . . .

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

Crewel work - new designs - new project . . .

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 - preparation, results, and assembling . . .

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