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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Decorator Fabric Series - Crewel Design

This is my 7th installation of this series - I may give it a break and return later (there appear to be an unlimited number of fabric designs to discuss and illustrate)!

This blog is about crewel and crewel design - the look of embroidery over a flatter surface providing texture and interesting contrast.

I found the following definition:
A true crewel fabric is embroidered with crewel yarn (a loosely twisted, two-ply wool) on a plain weave fabric. Traditional crewel fabrics are hand-woven and embroidered in India. The design motif for crewel work is typically outlines of flowers, vines, and leaves, in one or many colors. Modern weaving technology and inventive designers create traditional "crewel" looks with weave effects alone, without the use of embroidery.
Antique Chaise in Green and Cream Crewel Design (SOLD)

Cheryl's Crewel Wing Back

Art Deco Chairs (PAIR) 
True crewels are hard-to-find and very expensive.  Crewel-like designs, however, are more reasonable and can be either striking or subdued.  I wish I could find more of these great fabrics!

1 comment:

  1. Earlier there were few places to find patterns and colors of your choice in designer decorator fabric but with a growing number of fabric online stores now it has become easier to find fabric of your choice.