Crewel work.


I was waiting in the outpatient waiting room for Cancer Screening at
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Lord Love us, a woman was
working a hoop in the next chair.
I asked if she was doing CX, and she responded, "No, that means I have
to count, and I'll be damned if I'm going back to that!"
She was doing a crewel piece, but some of the stitches were large
cross-stitches. Before I could tell her of the Sistine Chapel piece, I
was called.
Good news: No Melanoma. I'm clean!!
But it proved to me: stitchers are a clan.
tbtg! Lord love us, we all need it.
Alex, with blessings to all.
Reply to
Alex Corvinus
First, glad to hear you are good to go. Second there is a crewel stitch, long armed cross stitch used in crewel.
Reply to
lucretiaborgia
I sometimes use cross stitches in crewel pieces, but only as a filling stitch.
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans
Reply to
Olwyn.Mary
On 8/30/10 7:28 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
I've found many stitches are shared among the various needlearts - ribbon, counted thread, surfacework.
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
Very glad to hear that you got a clean bill of health. I've always wanted to try Crewel and Needlepoint, Bargello but nobody I know knows how. I bought the Carolyn Ambuter complete book of needlepoint thinking that I could teach myself some stitches but I've been waylaid by the counted cross stitch piece Sleepy Hollow (the one with the Headless Horseman carrying his pumpkin head).
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blkndvudu
On Thu, 2 Sep 2010 18:05:41 -0700 (PDT), blkndvudu wrote:
The Art of Crewel Embroidery by Mildred Davis is my favourite crewel book - old, too old for an ISBN number - but found usually on places like alibris.com. Carolyn Ambuters canvas book is also excellent.
Reply to
lucretiaborgia
I like "Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book." Also out of print, but available on the second hand sites. It covers a wide range of different embroidery styles and techniques.
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans
Reply to
Olwyn.Mary
On 9/3/10 6:53 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
I'm going to add the Davis book to my "wish list". I have the Ambuters book and love it.
C
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Cheryl Isaak
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Reply to
lucretiaborgia
I have the Ambuter book in my collection too. I wonder how many of us own it?
Lucille
Reply to
Lucille
On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 07:35:06 -0700 (PDT), Donna wrote:
I think it had a very large printing as I bought mine new in one of those mall book sales. It was already discounted, which made me happy!
Reply to
lucretiaborgia
On 9/4/10 7:09 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
Saw some rain and a little wind. My Mom on Cape Cod saw a little more wind, but nothing much compared to past storms with less press.
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
Came ashore just south of Halifax at hurricane strength, having crossed very warm water. Unfortunately a man I know lost his life trying to save a boat, he was such a sensible man I can't believe he tried to do it. Ran a boatyard.
It was a miserable day, had to keep the windows shut because of driving rain and the temperature was hot and humid. Lots of lovely old trees uprooted in Halifax. I was good, my camera and I did not leave the building.
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lucretiaborgia
On 9/5/10 7:38 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
That is sad news. His boat or one in his yard.
Glad to know you are fine!
C
Reply to
Cheryl Isaak
I have the feeling that where it happened it likely was a boat belonging to someone else and he probably knew they were away etc. Very sad anyway.
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lucretiaborgia

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