A couple weeks ago I shared a piece of linen fabric that I printed as a base for an embroidery project I have been dreaming of. I am having the best time working on this piece. I plan to turn it into a pillow for our porch.
The hand-printed paisley motifs are rather solid although there is a little show-through and mottling see-through of the pink background color. I like that. The paislies are perfect little shapes to embroider. I can usually finish one in an evening which makes me feel good - to have completed anything in an evening is amazing. Here are some close-ups of my work in progress.
I have embroidered other paisley motifs - like on this cashmere blanket in my book Colorful Stitchery.
You can come to a class at our farm this summer and learn to do Crewel Embroidery. I am hosting a Crewel Embroidery weekend on August 8 and 9. You will get more out of it if you come for 2 days but I am also offering just the Saturday option. Check out my 2015 Classes on my website here. There are only 5 student spaces available as of today. When you are at the website, check out my other classes. I am also offering custom classes for a group of at least 4 students. Topics include knitting, crewel embroidery, fabric printing and lampshade painting.
If you can't get to the farm, you can take my Craftsy Class Stitch It with Wool: Crewel Embroidery. Use the link on my left sidebar to get it at 50% off. Better yet, use this holiday code and get UP TO 50% off any Craftsy class today: http://www.craftsy.com/ext/
I sell all the supplies you need for Crewel Embroidery on my website here. Maybe you will be inspired to give it a go soon.
Have a colorful week everyone!