change of pace

Lately I’ve been making crewel embroidered pillows when I need a break from pulling staples and weaving paper cord.

 

These owls are a vintage design from the MCM period.  I like little personal touches like this that fall outside the classic looks you see everywhere.

 

It’s a completely different mental and physical task, as you can imagine. Fun in a different way.

This one is based on a vintage illustration by Alice and Martin Provensen.

 

The embroidery is wool and the fabric is a cotton/linen blend in a flax-y color.

 

Whooo!

 

I keep thinking I’ll incorporate some different stitches but I end up doing the same few all the time.

 

These are all currently available at Home Anthology in Catonsville, MD.

Look for a robot pillow in the near future…

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