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