I am very very excited to announce that I found a brand new line of crewel embroidery designs by Anna Garris Goiser from Virginia (USA)! So brand new that the chartpacks are in fact being written right now. The Royal Persian Blossom to the left will be the first design released by Talliaferro Designs sometime this spring. Isn’t it great?
There are 15 designs, all beautiful, in a variety of styles, so you should go look. They will all be turned into chartpacks/kits, and on the website Anna asks for feedback on what order to develop the patterns. So if you have a favorite, you may be able to influence when it comes out. Furthermore, she provides an example layout of a design and instructions and says “We invite you to take a look at them and let us know any suggestions you might have for making them better and easier to use.” If there’s something you always want to see in crewel instructions, or something that drives you nuts and you never want to see again, now is your chance. I emailed her and she sent a lovely reply.
There’s also a nice introduction to crewel embroidery. It’s a great website all around.