Category Archives: Crewel

Plas Teg Bellpull: Flower Petals

I restarted work on my crewel bellpull and finished the last two long-and-short stitch petals for this flower. I like its dramatic color scheme. Advertisements

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Book Review: The Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches

This is a very positive review of “The Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches” by Eve Harlow. David & Charles, 1997. ISBN 0-7153-0632-4 It’s a really great little book! It has 48 different stitches, each illustrated with a small crewel … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Next Update

I finished all the stems. ¬†You can see the petals and leaves I’ve been adding below. I added two more berries – I left them until the end, because I didn’t want them to get crushed in the frame while … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull Update

I worked a little more of the Plas Teg Bellpull. In this first photo I added three leaves in fly stitch, and outlined two petals in preparation for long-and-short stitch filling. In the second photo, I finished the vine tendril … Continue reading

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Central Blue Flower

Before I get started on today’s post, let me just remind y’all that the¬†giveaway for some lovely Japanese silk scraps (for crazy quilting, applique, edging, backing ornaments, framing, anything you like!) is still going! The odds are still very good. … Continue reading

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Lots of flowers

It’s all flowers in today’s update on the bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection. My blue flower is filling in and I love, love, love my yellow french knots. And look, farther up on the vine I’ve made progress on … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull Part Ten Trillion

Y’all, I lost count of the number of posts I’ve done on this project. Behold the update photo! I finished the last berry on the left side with purple at the top for variety. I might add some horizontal laid … Continue reading

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