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Finished: Erica Wilson Crewel Embroidery Owl Family

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This is before blocking. Even the small wrinkles evened out afterwards.

It took a month and who knows how many hours, but I finished this 1978 owl family embroidery designed by Erica Wilson. It’s huge, 24”x20”. I persevered with this highly repetitive project, but I doubt it’ll be hung anywhere. It’s cute and quirky, but did I mention it’s huge?

I love crewel embroidery, and I’m going to be brave and start my own design.

All the loops. The babies look more like Guinea pigs at this stage.

New Erica Wilson Crewel Embroidery

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When I bought this off EBay, I neglected to check the size. This wall hanging is 20”x24!

Who’s that, you ask? A fierce-looking owl, peering out of my 1978 Erica Wilson crewel embroidery kit. Yes, another kit. I just finished the wheat and flowers pillow, so I started another. I have hopes of doing my own design at some point, but these kits offer a lot as far as learning the ropes, or in this case a modified herringbone stitch that is really strange. I keep thinking it will start to look normal, but after many, many hours of stitching, it still looks very odd.