Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Crewel Oak Tree

I've had some fun over the last couple of days stitching on this crewel picture.
This was the first time I've done brick stitch, but as I love satin stitch, I really enjoyed it. It's one of my favourite bits, the other being the acorn cups done using french knots.  These took a while to do, but I love the effect.  One of the things that I find really appealing about this type of work, is the different textures.  I just find myself drawn to touch and stroke it.

I've just used whatever threads I found in my stash including threads from The Gentle Art, DMC, Perle No. 5, and several that have no label.

Today, between appointments, I'm hoping to do the stitchery on the Raggedy block.  The piecing has been done, next step, the tracing and stitching.

17 comments:

Terry said...

Sticherie is your first love I'm sure. Beaut
Have fun with the Raggedies.

Lula said...

Oh my goodness! That is incredible. Well done!

Ann Flowers said...

Gorgeous!!! It is lovely! You did a fantastic job!


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maggi said...

A lovely piece. I really like the effect of the brick stitch.

Ginnie said...

That looks lovely, well done.

Tudy said...

Wow how beautiful.

Annie said...

Beautiful stitching! I haven't done crewel work for many years, but I've always loved it. Yours looks so great for fall.

Terry said...

Oh that's so pretty! I can see what you mean about wanting to touch it! It's just so textural!

karen said...

wow Jane, this is beautiful!

Gina E. said...

Simply perfect stitching, Jane! And the colours are gorgeous. I've done a bit of crewel work, many years ago, and I enjoyed doing it, but I only used the wool provided in the kits. If I was to have another go at it, I would definitely use other threads, to achieve the effect you have.

stitcheranon said...

Wow, that looks intricate. Do you have no fear rofl???
Good for you: looks very impressive.

Mad about Craft said...

Absoluately beautiful!!!!!

You are very clever and patient.

deepa said...

Love,love this one. Fantabulous!!

Angelcat said...

It's wonderful!

Rudee said...

Oh my. It's gorgeous!

Karan said...

I do love this piece - it does look very touchy feely. Now curious to see how you've made it up. :0)

Madhu Hewage said...

please tell me what are the stitches you used in this.