Monday, April 30, 2012

Extracurricular fun with 4-H!

Meet the Marfa 4-H Crewel Girls! This weekend they competed in Garden City, Texas at the 4-H roundup. They brought home the top prizes for their needlework. After months and months of hard work they certainly deserved it!

Crunch time!!
 Artfully arranged pillow designs!

First Place Winner Hannah!

 Second Place Winner Suzette!

 Third Place Winner Michaela!

Honorable Mentions to Brielle!
And to Kim who we don't have a photo of!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Embroidered Portraits

Embroidery goes beyond the craft world and in to the art world all the time. Artists like Cayce Zavaglia and Daniel Kornrumpf take it to a whole new level with their portraits. Great inspiration. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Way Crewel Idea! Free Pattern!

 It's Friday! Finally! What a week huh? It's springtime in Texas and you know what that means, tons of wildflowers. It's gorgeous out here and we cannot help but be majorly inspired.

If you are looking for a fun project for the weekend simply print and trace the below pattern! This pattern was taken from "The New Crewel" but the colors have been redone to reflect our latest inspirations. We used one skein each of Appleton wool in colors #481, #483, #488, #443 and #992 on our natural plain weave linen.

Book Tour and Workshop Planning!

We are in the early planning stages of our summer tour to promote the new book! We will be teaching classes all over the east coast and south. Where do YOU want us to go?! If you are a store owner and would like to host a class or if you are a crewel enthusiast who wants us to visit your town just drop us a line at!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

One Strange Bird = One Awesome Class

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Chicago class over the weekend. We had a blast!!! We will have plenty more classes coming up as we gear up for the new book release so make sure you check the blog frequently!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chicago Class is Almost Full!



Our class at One Strange Bird in Chicago this Saturday, April 14th from 10:30- 12:30 only has three spots left!! Hurry and sign up here while you still can!!! We will have our first sneak peek at the new book in this class so you really don't want to miss it!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Springtime Crewel Garland Idea.

Here's a fun idea for a crewel project! How about a springtime garland? We love this vintage doily garland that Ravenhill did. 

Why not have a crewel garland? I think some Appleton #992, #873 and #701 would look gorgeous on the natural plain weave linen. You could use the patterns posted here on Craftzine and do your own doily inspired look. Here is a little more inspiration to get you going!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TNNA Here we Come!

The NeedleArts Trade Show

We have trade show fever! Not only will be at the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin, but we will be at the summer TNNA show in Columbus, Ohio. The show is June 23rd- 25th. For mre information you can check out their website here.
Check back to our blog for more info regarding the show, including booth location!