Crewel Leaves

001 193Back in the day my grandmother and aunties used to love crewel embroidery.  They would go to the needlework department at Belk’s in downtown (not Uptown!) Charlotte and purchase beautiful kits with stamped linen and wool yarn.  They would make pillows, bellpulls, even panels on dresses.  Their favorite colors were 60’s brights or soft pastels.001 192

Today crewel embroidery is experiencing a revival.  Embroiderers are using the old, familiar stitches  with cotton, silk, and other fibers and contemporary design.

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A new block of the month class is starting on Monday, September 22nd–an embroidery block of the month.  We’ll learn new stitches each month while stitching these fabulous leaves.  There are eight leaves in all.  Just like in days gone by you can take these leaves and use them on pillows, a table runner, whatever you desire.  We are using a gorgeous piece of oatmeal linen and embroidery floss in rich, but neutral, colors.  Just right for today.  One leaf per month–fun, low stress, do-able.

Come join us!

Martha

2 thoughts on “Crewel Leaves

  1. One place says it starts sept 22 and another place ….class list….says sept 29th. Which is it? I am interested. Crewel leaves. Theresa

    1. Theresa, I’m so sorry for the mix-up. The fourth Monday is the 22nd. The class list is incorrect. There is room in tonight’s class if you’d like to come. I’ll proofread more carefully from now on!

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