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Another Great Needlework Tutorial!


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Nope, the title isn’t “blowing my own horn.” It’s not my tutorial – it’s a really great little tutorial on crewel work on a Jacobean flower design.

Romilly, on Stitching with a Shimmy, has posted a very nice crewel work tutorial, which includes a design and stitching instructions. It’s simple and perfect for getting your feet wet with crewel work. Whether you work it in wools or any other kind of thread, you can follow her perfect little tutorial to get the hang of the various ways stitches are used in crewel work. Also, the motif is small enough that you an work it up in a little time and have the satisfaction of a nice finished element that can be framed or used in other applications! It’s great!

Hop on over to Stitching with a Shimmy and take a look at the Jacobean flower and tutorial for stitching it. You’ll be glad you did!


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