Thursday, April 4, 2013


Crewel work has a rich history, stretching as far back as the early Medieval period.  Crewel embroidery is simply embroidery done with wool threads. It enjoyed popularity in the Jacobean period with elaborate designs of stylized flowers, birds, and beasts displayed on household goods and clothing.  It had a revival in the 1970s and is showing up again with a modern twist from designers and retailers such as Jonathan Adler, West Elm and Anthropologie.
The vintage pieces can go kitschy fast but I've found a few art pieces lately that I love including this wonderful piece.  Do you have crewel goodness around your house?

Crewel Lamp Shade
beautiful (crewel) embroidered maxi
crewel embroidery cake from kakes by karen, naples fl


  1. I am obsessed with this piece of art! It's on my top find list for sure.

  2. I love that black dress! The picture is sensational too.....

  3. I love it ... it just brings in another layer of texture into a space! Thanks for sharing! xo

  4. So beautiful! I love crewel!!

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  8. I want that dress! I've been looking for a crewel fabric for my chairs too.

  9. I have a wonderful piece that my Mother in Law made a few years before my husband was born. I was at her house one day before she was having a garage sale, and I snatched it from the pile! It now hangs as the statement piece of my living room wall!!!


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