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'Tree of Life' Jacobean Crewelwork Embroidery Pattern

'Tree of Life' Jacobean Crewelwork Embroidery Pattern

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Pattern and instruction PDF only

Techniques
4 outline stitches
Long & short shading
Satin stitch
6 decorative stitches

Fits 10 inch (25cm) hoop

Some experience helpful

The term ‘crewel work’ means embroidery with crewel wool threads on any fabric. The word ‘Jacobean’ describes the style of the design - influenced by English crewel work designs of the early 17th century. Jacobean crewel work is always stitched on natural-coloured pure linen twill fabric.


The Tree of Life is a very important part of Jacobean design, showing the influence of Eastern style on British fashion in the 17th century.


This design fits best in a 10" (25cm) ring frame. Some embroidery experience will prove helpful.


The design explores a variety of different traditional crewel work stitches (4 outline stitches, long and short shading, satin stitch and 6 decorative stitches).

You get full instructions for each stitch, with tips on how to achieve the best results, delivered in pdf format by email.

You will also need:  linen twill fabric, crewel wool, chenille needles, tapestry needles, large crewel needles

 

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