An Introduction to Crewel Embroidery
by Mave Glenny
Crewel work is a traditional form of embroidery, at least five centuries old, using woolen yarn Glenny explores the fascinating history of this style and sets out the basic steps involved, offering special advice on use of color and backgrounds to enhance the embroidery. Seventeen varied projects offer something for everyone, including simple floral patterns and more complicated Jacobean style designs. Many of the projects have practical as well as decorative purposes. Each project has a color photograph of the finished piece, a pattern indicating the stitched used, and clear written instructions. A stitch dictionary is included using step-by-step diagrams.
Softbound, 105 pages
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