Well This Tuesday (January 21, 2020) the guild will be starting the Crewel Embroidery class. For those of you participating I can continue to come up with Crewel puns…..
Crewel Embroidery or Crewelwork is a form of surface embroidery that uses wool threads. For those who enjoy surface embroidery I foresee a lot of enjoyment coming from learning the different techniques that will be taught during the course of the project. I have seen the sample project (although, alas, I did not get a picture of it) and while I think it has a number for learning experiences with different stitches and techniques I also thought the squirrel quite cute….although I am partial to squirrels so I may be biased.
January seems the perfect time to have a project that you can sit in and pretend that the outside world is not happening. At least for a few hours. Ignore the snow and the ice and the cold temperatures and curl up with a good light, your project and some meditative time. Personally…I am a movie in the background type of person…usually one I have already seen a few time. Oh and don’t forget a beverage.