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Ruby Shoots embroidery project from The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery by Katherine Shaughnessy

Being new to crewel embroidery but addicted to books, as soon as I opened this book, it was love at first sight!  I found  this book immediately accessible with projects that are simple and beautiful.  Beginners and experts will find this book inspiring and projects can be adapted and applied to many products.

Here’s my first attempt at one of the projects – I plan to mount this on canvas with a ribbon for hanging.

Ruby Shoots from The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery by Katherine Shaughnessy

Vine of christmas flowers

Adapted from Amigurmi Two!:Crocheted Toys for Me and You and Baby Too, this vine of red flowers makes a lovely Christmas garland.  I chain stitched the green vine, then stitched red flowers and used yellow yarn to stitch the flowers to the vine – this makes a yellow center for the flower.  The book has instructions for all of the pieces needed – vine, flowers, and leaves.