A Book Cover in Crewel Embroidery to Stitch Pattern Download
Heathway Wool from Wales were used for all of the book cover's embroidery. The colors have been matched as closely as possible to an 18th-century coverlet now in the collection of the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Finished size: Book, 8¾ inches (22.2 cm) tall, 5¾ inches (14.6 cm) wide, 1¾ inches (4.4 cm) spine; pattern, 6? inches (17.5 cm) tall and 5½ inches (14.0 cm) wide
Yarn: Heathway Wool, 100% merino crewel wool yarn, 2-ply, 10 yards (9.1 m)/hank, 1 hank each of Honey #185, Lapis #213, Lapis #218, Old Gold #143, Pomegranate #135, Rustic Red #198, and 2 hanks each of Indigo #157 and Teal #375; Wool fabric, 100% wool, 1/3 yard (0.3m), Ecru; Silk shantung fabric, 100% silk, 1/3 yard (0.3 m), Ecru
Needles: John James Needles, chenille size 20 and sharps size 10
Notions: Sewing thread, Ecru and Light Blue; marking pen, disappearing-ink type, fine point; embroidery hoop, 6 to 8 inches (15.2 to 20.3 cm) in diameter; tissue paper, White; book of choice, between 6½ and 11 inches (16.5 and 27.9 cm) in height
Originally Published: PieceWork March/April 2016