Good morning and Happy Weekend!
For your weekend entertainment, a little historical embroidery for you – from two different places. So let’s talk Opus Anglicanum and then a little crewel work!
I even have a discount code for you, for some gorgeous crewel embroidery kits…
Over at the website for the Victoria & Albert Museum, you’ll find a nice little article on Opus Anglicanum, featuring a video demonstrating the techniques involved in this type of medieval embroidery.
The article is titled The Making of Medieval Embroidery. It’s short and sweet, and the video is rather mesmerizing to watch!
Historical Crewel Embroidery
If you’re a lover of crewel work – and historical crewel work at that – you just might want to know about a gorgeous new kit available from the Crewel Work Company.
The Glamis Rose, Crown, and Thistle crewel work kit is a new addition to the ever-growing line up of crewel embroidery kits offered at Crewel Work Company. Because it’s a new addition, it’s priced a little lower for its release – right now, it’s £199, through November 13. After that, it’s £250, so if it’s something on your Christmas list, now’s the time to get it!
Speaking of crewel work…
I set up my Mellerstain Firescreen kit that I showed you earlier this year. It’s one of my “winter kit projects” for the upcoming months. I figure it’ll take me through this winter…and next…and probably the next.
I’ll be sharing progress on that as I go, along with some organizational tips, since it’s rather a doozy, with lots of thread!
Crewel Work Company Discount Code
The Crewel Work Company is offering a 10% discount code to Needle ‘n Thread readers through the whole month of November. The code is NEEDLEN and there’s a place on the checkout page to add the code for an automatic discount.
So if you have a crewel work kit on your Christmas list – or any of their fabrics or tools – get it in November!
Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread
I’ve got several things in the works for you. For one, I’ll show you what I’m working on – too many things, actually!
I’ve gotten stuck into two new pieces that I don’t want to put down. They’re better than a good book! (How do I get myself into these things?)
And I’m playing around with a relatively new-to-me thread. So far, I just love it! So we’ll have some thread talk coming up. I’m working with the company to get you a good deal on them, if you’re interested in trying them, too.
Well, I’m off to do housework and laundry and a little bit of cooking so I can stitch guilt free the rest of the weekend. Here’s hoping you’re having a wondrous weekend, too, wherever you are!