Hi there, my name is Monique, Sylvie’s sister. I’m a former Federal Government employee and have been retired for 4 years. One of my passions is doing crewel embroidery, which my dad taught me at the age of 13. It’s a very satisfying pastime that, once complete, gives you a beautifully finished frame that you can be proud of. Learning to do crewel embroidery is not difficult. The stitches are pretty straightforward and can be practiced on a piece of old cloth. Here is a website that can help you with this: DMC Creative World. You should practice with both thread and wool yarn in order to get the feel of both. Crewel embroidery kits are a little hard to come by, I buy mine on. You can start off with a small kit (picture 1) and work your way up to more difficult ones (pictures 2, 3, 4). I can assure you that you will feel a sense of pride when you hang your finished embroideries on your walls for all to see. Show them off and don’t forget to date and initial them! Lose yourself in this wonderful and relaxing hobby!
This is an embroidery that my sister made for me, I have an indian theme in my bedroom so it fit well with the decor. My sister is not able to embroider at the moment because of a shoulder injury, I’m anxious for her to get back to her passion because you can see the results are extremely nice to look at. The quality of her work is top notch, she is constantly receiving amazing compliments from the companies that have framed her pieces. I love her work.