Monday, 23 January 2017
Elsa Williams Woodland Animals Crewel Kit
A lightly frosty morning here in Mullion , but worth noting since we dont very often see this .
We took the dog for a walk along the cliffs and I thought you might like to see a little of where I live .This was just an hour ago or so...not a cloud in the sky .
This is looking towards Gunwalloe Church Cove , there's my shadow waving to you ! :)
A beautiful morning we enjoyed our walk and flask of coffee .
After lunch and having a little rest now . Time to do a little of my new , vintage unopened Elsa Williams crewel kit and quite a rare find here in the UK .
I always begin with the most tedious parts first , in this case all the stem stitched stems , tree trunk , satin stitch and long and short stitched leaves . After working all this I reward myself with the prettier things like the more intricate trellis stitched leaves . I am nearly there ; then I will allow myself to dip into the more colourful threads for the flowers and finally , the woodland creatures .
This kit doesn't actually have a name as such on the picture on the packet it says "Crewel Embroidery Picture or Pillow Kit" by Elsa Williams Needlecraft Creations. It does have a number which is 00078 and it also says "made in USA"West Townsend , Mass . 01474 .
I have been told that this one is known as the Woodland Animals Kit ....but if anyone knows otherwise , I would be really interested to hear from you .I would also like to know the name of the designer and the date ?
On the instruction card , it talks about a book - Heritage Embroidery by Elsa S.Williams published by Van Nostrand Reinhold ....which I have and can recommend if you are interested in crewel embroidery . This book can still be quite easily found on the usual used books websites and for a sensible price if you look around .
I,m not parting with mine !
Time to go , things to do , shopping and looking after grandchildren this afternoon :)