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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Crewel work owl and fabulous embroidered peacock.

Today I received a parcel in the mail from Jan in Canada. Jan's blog is about vintage quilts that she fixes up, and also her collection of scarves. Along her travels, she picks up all kinds of interesting textiles, and lets me know if there is something that might appeal to me. In exchange, I keep an eye out at opshops for the scarves that I think she will like. I am forever grateful to whoever invented the internet, which has provided people all over the world with opportunities to make contact with others who share their passions!

Here is what Jan found for me:
A bell pull in crewel embroidery featuring the cutest owls!


And this stunning embroidered cushion cover. The peacock design is repeated at the other end of the fabric, but it hasn't been made up into the cover. Jan and I agree that this was probably sewn in the early 20th century, as the threads are real silk, not stranded cotton - and it was rarely used during or after WW2.



3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

They're both stunning

Dani said...

The owl bell pull is wonderful! I've always liked crewel work and used to do alot of it....and the peacock is stunning.....

Stitching Noni said...

Both are stunning :o) Love the colours in the peacocks