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.