...the crewel puns keep going through my head but I'm going to resist from using them.
Crewel embroidery has been around for over a thousand years. It's a technique that's involves wrapping wool over stitches to form a decorative relief on the surface of fabrics. More often than not, the patterns stitched are of flowers and are used to add adornment to womens clothing.
I'm a fan of most embroidery techniques and really like some this one. I have two cardigans which have crewel work on them; one is from the 1940's/50's (above) and one from the 60's which was purchase at the weekend, coincidentally found hours after I had tried the stitching technique at home.
My attempt was quick and fairly crude (pink bud) and I was thinking how felted
crewel embroidery would look so I may try adding some samples to a
machine wash to see how they come out.