Good morning and a happy Friday all around!
Since we’re moving towards the beginning of September and autumn here in the northern hemisphere, it seems to me like a great time to think ahead to cooler weather and crewel embroidery.
For some reason, I always classify crewel work as a cool-weather pursuit!
Courtesy of Wooly Thread, which is a terrific US source for Appleton wool, wool felt, and Other Things Wooly, it’s time for a crewel embroidery kit give-away!
The kit is called Kashan. Designed by Anne at Talliaferro Classic Needleart, Kashan is exclusively available through Wooly Thread, where you can find the whole kit (instructional packet, linen and threads) in two thread offerings – Appleton wools or Cascade House wools – or you can purchase just the instructions, or just the instructions and the wool… whatever configuration of the kit you’d like.
I’ve reviewed several Talliaferro designs here on Needle ‘n Thread. If you’d like to see just how thorough the instructions are in these designs, you can take a look at my review of the Royal Persian Blossom kit, or La Serenissima, both of which will give you a close-up look at the instructional booklets for Talliaferro designs.
Unlike previous Talliaferro designs, though, Kashan is a smaller project – under 10″ – but it is just as exuberant as the rest of them! There’s a lot of life in these crewel projects, just waiting to be released in color with wool threads as you stitch them up!
Today’s give-away includes the instructional packet for Kashan, Strathaven linen for the ground fabric, and Cascade House threads.
The project is suitable for beginners to crewel work and beyond, since the instructions are so thorough. I wouldn’t classify it as suitable to absolute beginners to hand embroidery, though. As long as you have some experience with stitching and transferring designs, along with a desire to indulge in some lively crewel embroidery, you’re good!
If you’d like to join in on today’s give-away, please use the follow guidelines to join up!
This give-away is now ended. Thanks for participating!
1. Leave a comment below, on today’s article on Needle ‘n Thread. You can follow this link directly to the comment form. Comments sent in via email or left on other articles on Needle ‘n Thread are not eligible.
2. In your comment, answer the following question:
What type of embroidery do you like best and why? (i.e. Do you love crewel work, whitework, general surface embroidery, goldwork, cross stitch… and so forth)
3. On the comment form in the “name” line or at the end of your comment, please include a recognizable name that won’t be confused too easily with similar names. For example, if your name is Sue, you might include your last initial or where you live (ex: Sue Z, or Sue in Syracuse). This helps avoid confusion when the winner is announced.
4. Comments must be submitted before 5:00 am, Monday, September 5 (Central Time – I’m in Kansas!), and the winner will be announced that day. The winner will need to contact me with mailing information, so please keep an eye out for the announcement, in case it’s you!
If you’d like to take a look at the different levels of Kashan kit offerings on Wooly Thread here. Remember, today’s give-away includes everything you need to complete the project, except needles, a hoop, and some scissors.
So, if you’re hankering for a bright and lively crewel embroidery kit, join in the fun! Who knows? By the time mid-September gets here, you could be stitching away on your own Kashan embroidery kit!