Crewel Intent Modern day crewel designs inspired by nature.
Honey Bee Crewel Embroidery Kit
Crewel work is a style of embroidery that dates back hundreds of years. Instead of cotton thread, crewel work uses wool yarn. This gives the pieces a richness and depth that cannot be achieved with thinner threads. The ladies of Queen Elizabeth's court would embroider tapestries and their seamstress would embroider their gowns. Over the years since, everything from bed linens to jean jackets has seen embellishment from a needle.
At Crewel Intent we have taken the same stitches used for the last 400 years and applied them to modern designs. This blend of old world technique and modern design produces artwork that will become treasured heirlooms.
All our kits are designed for the bold beginner. No experience needed, just a desire to create.
Our kits make great gifts and are perfect for vacation down time. They can be packed in your carry on and can go through security. Since all yarn is precut, you don't need scissors on the plane. Simply weave the leftover yarn through the wrong side of the design and trim when you land!
Step by step instructions covering every step of the process are included. We take you from threading the needle to the final stitch. This includes a stitch tutorial with all stitches broken down into easy to follow pictures.
Kit contents: 12"x10.5" linen canvas with printed design All yarn needed to complete kit 8" embroidery hoop *select if you need one at checkout Size 4 crewel needle Stitching tutorial Instructions
Finished bee measures 9" wing to wing and 7" from top of bee to bottom. We recommend framing your design when finished; it has been designed to fit in a 10"x8" frame.
If you have ordered another Crewel Intent kit in the past, we use the same size embroidery hoop in each kit, so you don't need another one. Simply choose "no hoop" at checkout and save a few dollars and enjoy less clutter in your home!
Return policy: should you decide this kit isn't your speed, we do take returns within 30 days for a full refund. Purchaser must pay for return shipping. Kits must be returned in the same condition they were mailed in.
Quick shipping, beautiful design, and everything you need.....gg
Sep 15, 2017 by gg
I have been really enjoying my crewel kit– it's the perfect portable craft. I'm a total beginner at embroidery so I was glad to have a kit that came with everything I needed to get started and instructions that were easy to follow, all beautifully packaged. I'm very happy with how it's turning out! Thanks!!
Sep 1, 2017 by Laura Frastaci
I'm about halfway through this project and really loving it! This is my first time doing crewel so I wasn't sure what to expect however, the directions have been easy to follow and the photo of the bee is so nice to have as a quick check to see if my stitches look okay. All of the yarn is pre-cut so it's been easy to throw in my bag and take wherever- train, doctor's office - even the beach. I'll definitely be checking back to see if new patterns are released. Thanks, Crewel Intent!