Crewel Work * * Moderate **
Flowers for Ellaine is a great project if you are confident with basic embroidery stitches, have a little experience or are are new to crewel work.
The needle book and scissor case are decorated with flowers and foliage inspired by traditional crewel embroidery. The embroidery is worked in fine hand dyed, shaded crewel yarns onto linen fabric using mostly common embroidery stitches. The needle book has wool felt pages and 4 pockets to hold plenty of needles and pins. Both items are lined and back with complementary Liberty print fabrics.
The detailed instructions and diagrams will help guide you step by step through the project however, you might find it helpful to have a stitch directory at hand – I always do.
IN THIS KIT YOU WILL FIND:
* INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with detailed, step by step instructions and diagrams
* Italian linen with the embroidery designs and pattern marked, ready to stitch
* 2 matching print cotton fabrics for the back and lining
* Lightweight wadding
* 2 pieces of wool felt
* Card templates
* 2 needles
* 8 shades of Gumnut ‘Daisies’ fine crewel wool (Please Note; shades of hand dyed yarn may vary slightly from those shown)
* 1 Applton’s crewel wool
The Needle book measures 10cm x 11.5cm wide (4” x 4 1/2”). The Scissor case measures 14cm x 7.5cm wide (5 1/2” x 3 ”).