About a week ago I got an email from a reader asking me where to buy Renaissance Crewel Wool. She kindly included her zip code in the email so I would know in which area of the USA she lived. I sent off the list of suppliers from the Renaissance Dyeing website and wished her happy stitching.
It’s been a while since I wrote a post on thread – that’s because I’m saving for the wool for the screen project. Ordering new thread to try isn’t part of the plan right now. But my plan means that I haven’t been giving my readers information on thread sources for a while and some of you have missed that. So, here are some great sources both in the USA and in Europe. I know I have quite a few readers from Australia and would love to have your recommendations of thread sources to add to this list.
I am so excited! For years I’ve wanted to take a course on embroidery from someone who was an expert. Someone who will challenge me and move me ahead in my work. On October 12 in Burford, England at the Burford Needlecraft shop I am finally going to do just that!
The one day course will be taught by Phillipa Turnbull. She is well renowned for her historical research, creating crewel work kits based on that research and her fascinating lectures on unusual and rarely seen stitches. Her work includes a commission to recreate a lost bed cover for the Queen Mother when the original was discovered missing from Glamis Castle in 1950. She spent over 600 hours on research, design and stitching and the bedspread was presented to the Queen Mother on her 100th birthday.