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 :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi again , If anyone out there is doing this kit , I would love to hear how it is coming along for you ? How are you finding it ?


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