CREWEL EMBROIDERY is a type of surface embroidery generally stitched with wool.  The technique is a style of free embroidery versus a counted thread technique and dates back to the seventeeth century.  Backgrounds commonly used are tightly woven linen but other fabrics such as silk, cotton, velvet, organza and jute have been used in recent times.  The outlines of a design are applied to the fabric followed by stitching.  Designs range from traditional to more contemporary patterns. 

hea has stitched this traditional crewel design, often referred to as Jacobean embroidery as it features stylized floral designs with flowing vines and leaves.  She has used Colour Complements Colour #53 cotton floss. 

Thank you Thea.  

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