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Topic: Sewing Maneki Neko Crewel embroidery  (Read 1118 times)
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« on: April 29, 2009 06:50:30 PM »

I found a bunch of crewel wool in a thrift store and thought I should give crewel embroidery a try.  Memories of old woolly fruit and flower covered throw pillows popped up in my mind, but I decided to try something a little different.  After checking out a small stack of books from the library and learning a few stitches I drew a simple design onto some dark blue fabric and started stitching.  This is a beckoning cat (Maneki Neko) but I gave him a needle stitched in metallic embroidery floss and a thread spool of gorgeous bamboo yarn. His tail wraps around a little pin cushion. I think I'm going to sew this onto a reusable grocery tote so I can carry him around with me. What do you think for one of my first adventures with crewel?

I think he's about 8 inches wide

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009 10:05:01 AM »

He's really awesome. I love the spool and the pin cushion. I've never tried crewel, but I think this is adorable, and you totally should carry it around to show it off.

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009 01:14:53 AM »

I think this is great for a first time piece with crewel.
I'm sure that it will look mighty fine on that there tote bag!  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 05:23:56 AM »

Oooh I think he's quite lovely !
Very nice work !
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009 08:26:10 AM »

That is just way too cute!

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