Wedding Gifts, Chapter 4 (Final Chapter)
In which I share a crewel project based on a wedding invitation and speak of wool in a very un-cruel way.
So here's the last project I did for the lovely wedding last month; an embroidery based on their beautiful wedding invitation, placed in a twelve inch shadow box.
The invitation was made by Kelly Thorn of Thornographic Design. Isn't it gorgeous!? It was so pretty that it inspired me to make an embroidery from it using Appleton Crewel Wool Yarn.
I first drew out the design in pencil with some slight changes (with help from the great book Wolly Embroidery) to make an easier translation to embroidery. Once I had everything where I wanted, I went over the pencil with a sharpie, taped the drawing to a window, taped my fabric over the top, and traced with a disappearing ink marking pen. Then came the fun part of embroidering the design!
I really liked how this turned out! It was also my first time using crewel yarn and I LOVED it! I just loved the texture and loved how easy fill stitches were with it. I think I finally have the stem stitch down, and I learned a new stitch, the leaf stitch! I need to get my hands on some more of that wool yarn!!