Crewel Work Chaffinch


Learn how to create the beautiful hand embroidery technique of Crewel Work to produce this Chaffinch Garden Bird design. Crewel Work refers to the much loved embroidery technique which first became popular in the 17th century and traditionally used 2-ply crewel wool threads on a background of linen twill.

This simple design will introduce you to many of the stitches and techniques which are essential in the art of Crewel Work embroidery including: split stitch, seeding stitch, trellis stitch, fly stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, buttonhole and blanket stitch, pistil stitch and french knots. These are created using Appletons Wool threads in delicate tones of blue, grey and dusky pink on a background of linen twill fabric.

All of the fabrics, threads, needles and other materials required are included in this kit, along with clear step by step instructions with additional diagrams and photographs to guide you easily through the project.

The only additional equipment needed includes an 8 inch ring frame or embroidery hoop along with some embroidery scissors.

This kit is suitable for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

The design measures approximately 20x20cm.


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