Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jacobean Crewel Revisited . . .

A while back I ask our daughter-in-law what she would like me to make for her, she pointed to my Jacobean Crewel picture I did in my first certificate course at the Royal School of Needlework.  So, I ask what colors, she said red to orange, purples and greens.  I have to say I wasn't sure, but pulled out my color chart and picked the colors, I was surprised how much I liked them. 

This is my original picture stitched with Appleton wools in blues, greens and yellows on tan linen twill.  In class we were suppose to pick two colors and on accent color.  I really like working fewer colors, not so many choices when stitching, just need to balance and remember a snail doesn't have to be brown.

And this is the new picture with the new colors, stitched with Appleton wool on white linen twill.  I changed some of the stitches.   I framed it with a white mat and a red frame.  Now they just need to find a place to hang it.

It was fun to stitch it again and may have to do another one in different colors.

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