The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery

The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery

by Katherine Shaughnessy
     
 

One look at these pages and you know that this isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread. And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch--just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do… See more details below

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One look at these pages and you know that this isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread. And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch--just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and a dozen lovely projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant tryptich.

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“One look at these pages and you know that this isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread. And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch-just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and a dozen lovely projects. “ --BurdaStyle.com
 
Library Journal
Artist Shaughnessy believes that crewelwork, a style of embroidery that uses worsted yarn, has lost its popularity in recent years because it hasn't been updated to suit modern color and design tastes. The new crewel, as envisioned by Shaughnessy, emphasizes color and simple lines and has a cleaner, crisper look. Her book includes instructions for 16 basic crewelwork stitches, 30 practice designs, and a dozen projects that should get beginners well on their way to mastering the craft. Recommended for large public library collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579906801
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
11/03/2005
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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