Monday, April 2, 2012

Crewel Intentions

We purchased this framed crewel embroidery fragment a few months back. An elegant Spring landscape of sinewy vines and exotic florals, it is in tough shape. We love the soiling and elegant frays of its golden linen and the bright salmon, blues and berries of the wool. If we won it because of it's tattered condition, we admire it for that very reason.

18th Century Crewel Boy's Coat at The Connecticut Historical Society

Skirt Fabric Fragment from The Connecticut Historical Society

A French Crewel Dress at the LACMA

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