Monday, July 6, 2009
I have a slight obsession with crewel, especially pieces from the 70's, but while one piece may be chic, after a while, my studio starts to look a little like my Grandmothers house .
So I have decided to de-stash! These are all really beautiful pieces that I have treasured and loved, but the time has come. I think I'll keep one and love it even more for the absence of its friends.Crewel is usually defined by its use of linen as a background with heavy embroidery using wool thread. I think the contrast in textures is so beautiful.
Update- This crewel mustard pillow is SOLD.
My collection of Floral Sampler Pillows...I think this last one is the one I will keep!
This is an extra large piece that will be for sale in my La Bonne Femme Shop. It features a skillfully done Japanese Plum Blossom and butterfly, simply amazing! I thought about doing a shop banner from this, wouldn't that be beautiful?
Some crewel patchwork pieces of fabric at La Bonne Femme. I had good intentions for these!
A cute kitchen plaque will be posted on No Carnations.
A cute vintage makeup bag on the prettiest crushed red velvet.
If you want to seamlessly add some crewel design to your decor, pair a vintage piece with a few of the wonderful patterns and ideas from Katherine Shaughnessy's modern crewel book, The New Crewel.