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Denna Jones

@mk58 Thanks for the comment, but the screen isn't my crewel handiwork, I bought it on ebay a few years ago. My mother educated me about the work of Erica Wilson and got me interested in finding examples. She also taught me to sew, a skill which I use now for home furnishings like curtains.

   
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Rina

I am deeply in love with crewel work. Thank you for this.

   
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nancy whitehead

As a retired designer i had used a beautiful Crewel fabric with a dusty blue background and the Crewel work itself was in Ivory. I had upholstered my Sleeper sofa in our Library in it and then had matching Drapes and a simple traditional Upholstered Valence over the drapes The wood in the library was in a Williamsburg Coral color and the walls all in a beauitful shade of White.. When I finally sold that Georgian Home I had so lovingly restored back to pristine condition the new owners told me that they fell in love with the house due to my over $30,000 @ cost. of Williamsburg Baldwin Brass Hardware on every single piece of hardware in the house done right to the period and the Crewel Library. They asked me if I would sell them all the furniture in the Library along with the Blue and Ivory Oriental Rugs in there and the DR and LR that I had for many years. I did sell them all the furnishings in the Crewel but not my Orientals. So I can not begin to tell you how excited and happy I am to have found this article on Crewel in here. I had been going online trying to find it as I am returning to my home again by next year and have found the house I am buying but was not able to find any Crewel online from here. I am outside America right now so there is a major Design Center where I am returning home to. I would really like to thank all the contributors here because now I know I not only can buy it upon my return home but where to find it... Many, many sincere thanks to all, Years ago i did needlepoint and I also did Crewel work.. Looks like that is now making a comeback also from what I see online..Again may sincere thanks for this valuable information and for featuring this article at this prime time for me!!!

   

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