Adventures with Crewel Embroidery Kit by Tako Fibers
My first attempt at crewel embroidery was with this beautiful kit make by tako fibers. The kit was well packaged in a fun little bakery box complete with screen printed pattern, yarn, needle, and stitch guide. I quickly became acquainted with the long/short stitch which is used to fill shapes in. It goes fairly quickly because the yarn is thick. My only critique would be some of the sub areas were not screen printed on the fabric like the white ear tips. I was able to finish the kit in a weekend and would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in crewel embroidery.
The effects of crewel embroidery are pretty awesome. It's puffy and touchable and allows you to have large filled in areas like painting. Can't wait to experiment with this more.