Master Craftsman: Crewel Embroidery


Step 1: A provided design with emphasis on basic skills in stitch execution and color usage.

Step 2: A provided design with required and elective stitches and color choices based on research of eighteenth century New England crewel embroidery.

Step 3: An original design, developed from specific motifs, to be worked on a patterned fabric in an analogous color scheme.

Step 4: One of three provided designs, demonstrating skill in shading techniques.

Step 5: An adaptation of a Jacobean or Elizabethan crewel design based on research into the period.

Step 6: An original design, entirely in crewel wool, demonstrating mastery of stitching, color, and design.

Judging: April and October

Judging Criteria: Workmanship, selection of appropriate materials, color, and ability to follow directions.

Contact: Master Craftsman Crewel Chair

Click here to see requirements for Step 1 and pictures of completed pieces