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Guest post from Kelli:
A while back, I was in a sewing lull and was looking for a new hobby to keep my busy. I liked quilting, but was just getting a bit burned out. I was looking for something that still let me use my creativity, but was just a bit different. Mom suggested embroidery. It was a perfect match! It didn’t require me to purchase lots of extra supplies and didn’t take up tons more room. Once I started, I was hooked. I stitched through a few smaller patterns and then started on a few larger projects. I have been looking for more advanced projects and ways to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone with new stitches and techniques and this book from Lark Crafts provided the perfect inspiration!
New Crewel by Katherine Shaughnessy showcases lots of modern stitching, perfect for embellishing clothing or using to decorate your home. Crewelwork is a form of embroidery that uses wool thread on linen fabric. The beginning of the book details the history of crewelwork as well as materials needed to complete your first work of art. One thing that I learned when reading the book is that there is no knotting in crewel to keep your threads in place on the backside of your project.
The first part of the book is a gallery of how different stitches can be combined to make flowers and other patterns.
Now it’s your turn. Lark Crafts has provided Mom and I with a copy of New Crewel to give away so that you can try your hand at this needlework craft. To enter, comment below and tell us about a your hobby.