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Saturday Stack – January 22, 2022

January 22, 2022

Today’s Stack celebrates two new embroideries from our Fall ’21 collection, K-Roselyn and K-Raz (a real showstopper featuring a beautiful cockatoo). These embroideries show it’s “Kind to be Crewel”, though to be accurate, they are made with a similar look to Crewel embroideries but as the specific term ‘crewel’ refers to the wool used in embroideries made popular in England in the 17th and 18th century, but dating as far back to the 11th century. One famous example is the longest-surviving crewel embroidery, the Bayeux Tapestry (circa 1077) depicting the events of the Norman Conquest of 1066. 

These embroideries have the look of the thick wool yarns used in traditional crewel works, but are made with a acrylic embroidery yarns on a cotton base cloth. 


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