Saturday, December 21, 2013

Vintage Crewel Embroidery

I love vintage craft. Knitting, crochet, crewel embroidery, macrame, hook rugs, and sewing really had an amazing hey-day in the 60's and early 70's. I scour second hand stores and Ebay for vintage fabrics, books, magazines and craft kits. I sometimes sell the kits online at my Etsy store. But there are times when I can't resist a kit for myself, this is such a time...

This is a crewel pillow kit from Bucilla called Multi Fleur. The design is printed on a lovely linen and stitched with wool crewel yarn. I picked the design because of the many different stitches. There is laid work, couching, ribbed spider, chain and French knots, among the more basic stitches. Each moment I spend on this project is pure joy  :-)