For the CreativFestival in Toronto in 2009, I designed this small crewel piece:
(Because the design is exclusive to those folks who signed up for the class, I’m limited to sharing the image only.) It’s the only crewel embroidery I’ve ever done, and I enjoyed it immensely.
But, I have been thinking for the last while that I would like to try my hand at doing more of it. I found the experience of working with wool, sharp needles, new stitches and non-evenweave fabric refreshing as well as challenging.
Many of you, over the years, have expressed an interest in seeing inside the designing process… what happens step by step as a design comes to life.
So, I thought perhaps it might make an interesting series of blog posts to follow the development of a crewel piece through from inspiration/idea sketches thru designing, color choices, stitch choices, thru to finished stitched item. I’d like to document everything: the stuff that goes along beautifully and smoothly along with the parts that… well… aren’t so pretty. 😉
What do you think? Since I’m not going to be using a cross stitch piece as the subject, is it still something you would like to see?