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.
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.