One of the cool things about having a blog is the statistical information the provider generates. I think the stat that fascinates me most is one that shows which posts are viewed most often.
Lately, many people who are visiting this blog are viewing the post titled “stitches“. It features a small crewel piece I designed exclusively for a CreativFestival class a few years ago; the stitches in the image are labelled. I’m not sure whether people like the design or they are interested in what some crewel stitches look like. Either way, however, there seems to be a bit of interest in crewel embroidery.
For the last while, I’ve been thinking a lot about crewel and about how much I truly enjoyed designing that piece. I’ve been mining through Pinterest (yes, I’m hooked!) seeking out examples of crewel, jacobean (and other) embroidery. I started a board, pinning examples of fascinating embroidery. Very inspiring!
I subscribe to NeedleNThread.com, Mary Corbet’s incredibly inspiring and informative needlework blog. Currently, she is working on an amazing crewel piece, and is documenting the journey.
I also dug out the bellpull piece I had begun designing and about which I had been blogging. In re-reading the posts about the process and your comments, I started to feel very bad indeed about stopping in the middle of things, but also inspired to move ahead with it.
So I’m resuming work on the piece (hopefully, my hands will cooperate).
Specifics in the next post…