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13 December 2011

More On Crewel Excitement

EDIT :-  I will look into the making of the right side of this flower when I eventually do a Jacobean piece, and write a tutorial.

I wrote a post on a lovely entry on the EGA's blog on some Jacobean wall hangings in their collection at http://elmsleyrose.blogspot.com/2011/11/crewel-excitement.html- the post with those stvpendovs close vp shots.

There has been some discvssion abovt the stitch vsed in the leaf above - the direct link is http://www.egausa.org/scripts/blog/?p=230 in the Comments section.

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6 Comments:

Blogger The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Very interesting discussion and lovely photos, eRose. I love how studying old embroideries gives us new insights as to materials and stitches which are not run-of-the-mill!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Jane (of CH), I swear these are the best close ups of extant Jacobean embroidery I've ever seen! And they are so beautiful!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I wonder whether it's needlweaving fitted into corners of trellis couching. Maybe I need to experiment and see what that looks like!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

I was flicking through Samplers and Stitches/Grace Christie. There looks like there are some more potentials there...I'd like to do this flower, when I do do a Jacobean piece.

The trellis couching (which looks like a series of horizontal/vertical line crosses) could well provide the 'support' for the needleweaving.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011  
Blogger Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I have always loved the way this stitch looks, however, I have never yet tried it. It is so lovely! Wishing you a Merry Christmas! blessings,Kathleen

Friday, December 16, 2011  
Blogger Kimberly Servello said...

Hi Elmsley Rose,
Thanks for bringing my attention to this stitch. I had already viewed the panels (when you posted about them before) but hadn't taken notice of the unusual stitch. I'll be following the sleuthing on ega's site.

Thanks!

Thursday, December 22, 2011  

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