Crewel Butterflies First Picture

Well here is my progress so far on my first attempt at crewel.  I say attempt because it’s very different to cross stitch and i’m finding it a lot more difficult.  I think this is something that will certainly need a lot of practice before i get it looking good enough to be happy with.  It is difficult because although the lines of the design are printed on the fabric as a guide it is very hard to keep the stitches on the lines, and to get the stitches facing in the right direction.  I also managed to mess it up by not reading the instructions properly and used 1 strand instead of 3, but i couldn’t be bothered to start again and i think it looks ok.  I just wish i could do it more neatly.



  1. Vanessa said,

    January 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    In order to get nice stitching with crewel or embroidery – use a hoop – makes a big difference.
    You are doing good so far 🙂

  2. July 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Practise makes perfect, don’t forget that. Just keep that needle moving. Your work looks pretty so far.

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