This is a crewel pillow my mother did decades ago. It is sewn on lovely oatmeal linen with wool that makes me think of Spring.
This is a footstool with a crewel top. My mother started this and I finished it. This was a kit offered by Family Circle Magazine...it included the pattern on linen, the wool, and the little wooden stool. I bought it for my mother as a Christmas gift...decades ago.
A few months ago I went on a search for a good crewel kit and found this...
This is a kit from The Crewel Work Company in England. Everything was included in the kit , except the frame. I was able to work on it a little bit on our recent trip...
It will work up quickly, and crewel is a forgiving medium...that's a plus. Now I just have to find the time.
Anyone else like crewel? I have a feeling it has been bumped from favor by many other needle arts.
Enjoy the day,