Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Christmas Presents

Due to low funds and a large collection of beautiful silk threads, I decided this year to make the presents for my kids teachers. A while ago I bought Katherine Shaughnessy's gorgeous crewel embroidery book, The New Crewel, so I started there. Sort through the stash for fabrics, pulled out the threads, throw in a few bars of nice soap and hey presto.... teacher presents! Well the first one, anyway.

Only two more to go.... lucky they're so fun to make. Her book is truly lovely and brings the craft of crewel squarely into the modern home. The links above go to her website, where her art is featured, and also to a crewel website which links to a site where she sells her pillows and kits. Check it out! Sarah