Fall Colors

Bumf…bumf…bumf

Bumf...bumf...bumf

This is something completely new for me! I’m going to apply gold kid to the first panel of the Fallen Leaves project. Gold kid is thin leather which has a very thin sheet of gold foil adhered to the top. The thickness of the gold kid is about the same as a piece of thin […]


Coming along on Fall colors

Coming along on Fall colors

I am loving this Fall Colors crewel work piece! The texture of the wool, the gorgeous colors and the new stitches are all invigorating. I look forward to working on it every day. Would I say that crewel work is my favorite kind of embroidery? Today, yes! This darling leaf is done with battlemented couching. […]


Fall Colors Crewel progress

Fall Colors Crewel progress

Fall weather has begun in Berlin. Where I grew up, fall weather meant cool, sunny days. Here it means rain; lots and lots of rain. Rain changes how I look at things and how things look. Can you see how the color of the fabric in the two photos below looks quite different?  The photo on […]


New stitches for Fall Colors Crewel

New stitches for Fall Colors Crewel

I’m moving along on my Fall Colors crewel piece pretty well considering that I’m back to school teaching and am away from my needle for 9 hours a day. What does that statement tell you?! I’m hooked, aren’t I? The stems are finished and I’m happy with them. The first leaf I stitched turned out […]