June 8, 2010
Inspiration Board : My Needlework Collection
Posted by Morgan Levine
I rarely do needle crafts, but I was looking around my apartment and surprised to realize how many examples of different types of needlework decorate my home. My collection ranges in style and technique, but they're all warm additions to my space. I love living with objects, knowing whoever made each piece invested a lot of time and care.
My friend Emily Eibel made the undersea embroidered applique above. It's one of my most prized pieces. A few pieces are from friends or family, but plenty are vintage from estate sales and Ebay. Take a look...
1 I picked this up on Ebay. It's like a cross between string art and lace making. I've never seen anything like it before.
2 I love how simply it's matted.
3 This is a detail of the first Crewelwork my mother ever made.
5 Here's another example of Crewelwork. It's from Ebay. I love the embroidered signature.
6 I picked up this Bargello piece at an estate sale.
7 This Bargello pillow is from a flea market. I love the flame pattern.
8 My mother made this while she was pregnant with me. I'm still not sure where to hang it, but I love having it.
9 She spent some serious time using different stitches and types of embroidery floss. So much detail!
10 I picked this up from Anthropologie this winter. It was on sale and matches everything else I own.
11 This needlepoint pillow is another estate sale find. It's great to give a second home to a piece someone clearly labored over.
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