For our December Stitch-a-long project on Facebook, we will be stitching a beautiful Crewel Wreath Ornament! The talented designer behind this month’s project is Lucy Edmison, one of our members from the Winchester Chapter in Virginia.
Here’s a little more about the project from our Stitch-a-long admin Kate Gaunt: “It’s a busy time of year for many folks, but sometimes you just want something new and quick to stitch. This month’s project is perfect! Thank you to Lucy Edmison for this lovely design. It’s simple, but oh-so-effective. Lucy stitched her wreath on linen twill with crewel wool threads — as is traditional in crewel embroidery. That said, there are a number of threads and fabrics which would work for this project. Dive into that huge stash you’ve been hoarding and see what you find! This project is best worked in a hoop so the fabric is taut. You’ll need a chenille needle to pierce the fabric as you stitch. (Chenille needles have long eyes like tapestry needles and they have sharp points.)”
You can download the pattern for this project on our Free Projects page, and while you are there check out some of the other goodies we have for you, including our Little Book of Embroidery Basics and other fun patterns.
Visit our EGA Stitch-a-long group on Facebook to learn more and to start stitching with us!