Monthly Archives: September 2010

decision time

Post #6 Originally, I had intended to try to stay close to the size of my original sketch for this piece.  But, one of the things I’ve found with crewel, and specifically in working with wool instead of cotton floss, … Continue reading

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sketching

post #5 OK!  On to sketching. A very common format for crewel is the bellpull.  Aside from being an historically accurate vehicle for this type of needlework, it’s also a natural for showcasing the floral I’m envisioning.  I’m thinking vertical … Continue reading

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new free design

For those of you who are interested, I  just added a new “freebie” to my website. It’s a piece I designed for a program at Schlow Centre Region Library in State College, PA. on September 11.  The Nittany Valley Chapter … Continue reading

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parameters

Post #4… …in which I finally put pencil to paper?  Not just yet, sorry.  There are still a few things to mention: While I could happily wallow in eye candy for much longer, it’s time to move on.  I generally … Continue reading

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yet more brainstorming

Post #3, in which I share more visual inspiration… Is this photo not idyllic? What does it have to do with this crewel piece?  Other than the masses of blossoms, there’s probably nothing specifically that I would be able to … Continue reading

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