Friday, February 28, 2014

Bouvardia Light Pistachio Cotton Velvet Crewel Pillow (16x16)


        Crewel work designs were inspired by source books of ornaments or embroidery pattern books that had been published in Europe since the 16th century. Palampores, hand-painted (stenciled) cotton fabrics imported during the 17th century to England from India, were clearly influential in developing such traditional crewel work designs as the tree of life pattern
      Artisans in a remote mountain village in Kashmir crewel stitch these blossoms, vines and leaves by hand, resulting in a lush pattern of richly shaded wool yarns on Linen, Cotton, Velvet, Silk Organza, Jute also backed in natural linen, Cotton, Velvet Silk Organza, Jute with a hidden zipper.

  • Fabric Type: Cotton Velvet
  • Fabric Detail: Cotton with Wool Jacobean Embroidery
  • Pattern: Bouvardia
  • Pattern Detail: Bouvardia
  • Color: Light Pistachio
  • Color Detail: Light Pistachio
  • Length: N/A
  • Width: 16 "
  • Height: 16

Designs range from the traditional to more contemporary patterns. The traditional design styles are often referred to as Jacobean embroidery featuring highly stylized floral and animal designs with flowing vines and leaves.
Many different embroidery stitches are used in crewelwork to create a textured and colorful effect. Unlike silk or cotton embroidery threads, crewel wool is thicker and creates a raised, dimensional feel to the work.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crewel Bedding Art Nouveau Troy Silk Organza King


Crewel Fabric World offers world’s largest selection of Crewel Fabrics, Crewel Pillow Covers, Crewel Drapes, Crewel Window Treatments, Crewel Chain Stitched Rugs, Crewel Throws, Crewel Runners, Crewel Duvet Covers and many other Home Furnishings made with Crewel Wool Embroidery on Cotton, Silk, Velvet, Duck, Organza and Net fabrics online. Our Crewel Fabrics are hand made by artisans and craftsmen of Kashmir India for our parent company MDS Fabrics.




Inspiration: From the cathedrals of Rome to the temples of India Art Nouveau has been the cornerstone of the awe inspiring monuments cherished by the world for centuries. The use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others has intrigued human thoughts for centuries. This pattern is our attempt to capture the mystique of Art Nouveau.

Features: • Hand-stitched, 100% wool on Silk Organza • Pattern on Silk Quilt and sham; euro sham features the same pattern • Imported • Backed and piped in matching Silk Organza • Button closures • Dry-clean recommended
 
  • Fabric Type: Silk Organza
  • Fabric Detail: Silk with Wool Jacobean Embroidery
  • Pattern: Art Nouveau
  • Color: Troy
  • Vertical Repeat: 106"
  • Horizontal Repeat: 92"





Crewel work,  type of free-style embroidery distinguished not by the stitches employed but by the two-ply worsted wool yarn called crewel used for embroidering the design on a twill foundation (i.e., linen warp and cotton weft) or sometimes on pure linen or cotton cloth.

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Crewel Pillow Euro Sham Tree of Life Exotic Red Cotton Duck

Crewel work,  type of free-style embroidery distinguished not by the stitches employed but by the two-ply worsted wool yarn called crewel used for embroidering the design on a twill foundation (i.e., linen warp and cotton weft) or sometimes on pure linen or cotton cloth. The initial fashion for crewel work dates from the 16th and, especially, the 17th centuries and was largely centred in England and its American colonies. Undoubtedly the Elizabethan and Jacobean vogue of using embroidered fabrics as hangings and furniture coverings accounts in part for the flourishing of crewel work at that time.

Artisans in a remote mountain village in Kashmir crewel stitch these blossoms, vines and leaves by hand, resulting in a lush pattern of richly shaded wool yarns on Linen, Cotton, Velvet, Silk Organza, Jute also backed in natural linen, Cotton, Velvet Silk Organza, Jute with a hidden zipper.
  • Fabric Type: Cotton Duck
  • Fabric Detail: Cotton with Wool Jacobean Embroidery
  • Pattern: Tree of Life
  • Pattern Detail: Tree of Life
  • Color: Exotic Red
  • Color Detail: Exotic Red
  • Length: N/A
  • Width: 26"
  • Height Repeat: 26"

  • Crewel Fabric World celebrates the art of Crewel Embroidery by making Crewel Fabrics available to Crewel Lovers all over the world. We directly ship to any country in the world using one of our many global distribution centers.


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    Crewel Fabric Konark Black on white Cotton


         Crewel Fabric World offers world’s largest selection of Crewel Fabrics, Crewel Pillow Covers, Crewel Drapes, Crewel Window Treatments, Crewel Chain Stitched Rugs, Crewel Throws, Crewel Runners, Crewel Duvet Covers and many other Home Furnishings made with Crewel Wool Embroidery on Cotton, Silk, Velvet, Duck, Organza and Net fabrics 


    online. Our Crewel Fabrics are hand made by artisans and craftsmen of Kashmir India for our parent company 

    Inspiration: Konark is a pattern inspired by a Sun Temple built in 1250 AD in the village of Konark

    History: Konark was developed artisans in India The Konark Sun Temple takes the form of a huge chariot for the sun god Surya, with 12 pairs of stone-carved wheels and a team of seven galloping horses. The temple also symbolizes the passage of time, which is under the sun god's control. The seven horses, which pull the sun temple eastwards towards the dawn, represent the days of the week. The 12 pairs of wheels represent the 12 months of the year and the eight spokes in each wheel symbolize the eight ideal stages of a woman's day.

    Use: Konark Crewel Fabric is for you if you want a beautiful Damask Pattern inspired by a magnificent piece of a world historical site. Suitable for Upholstery and Drapery. It Enriches our Living by bringing a piece of history into our homes. 
    • Fabric Type: Cotton
    • Fabric Detail: Cotton with Wool Jacobean Embroidery
    • Pattern: Konark
    • Color: White On Black Grapes 
    • Width: 58 inches
    • Vertical Repeat:18"
    • Horizontal Repeat: 18"
    Artisans in a remote mountain village in Kashmir crewel stitch these blossoms, vines and leaves by hand, resulting in a lush pattern of richly shaded wool yarns on Linen, Cotton, Velvet and Silk.





    Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Crewel Fabrics


             The crewel technique is not a counted-thread embroidery (like canvas work), but a style of free embroidery. It was in the 17th Century, its heyday, and now traditionally worked on a closely woven linen twill ground "Jacobean linen twill" fabric, typically linen or cotton. This linen is part of the design and many stitches allow the sight of the linen through and around the design. More recently commercially made crewel is being made on Matka silk, cotton velvet, rayon velvet, silk organza, net fabric and also jute. A firm fabric is required to support the weight of the stitching. Special crewel needles or [sewing needle] are required, with a wide body, large eye and a sharp point.

          The outlines of the design to be worked are often screen printed onto the fabric or can be transferred to plain fabric using modern transfer pens, containing water soluble ink or air soluble ink, or iron-on designs applied using transfer sheets. The old fashioned "pinprick and chalk" or "prick and pounce" methods also work well. This is where the design outlines on paper are pricked with a needle to produce perforations along the lines. Powdered chalk or pounce material is then forced through the holes onto the fabric using a felt pad or stipple brush in order to replicate the design on the material.
          Designs range from the traditional to more contemporary patterns. The traditional design styles are often referred to as Jacobean embroidery featuring highly stylized floral and animal designs with flowing vines and leaves.Many different embroidery stitches are used in crewelwork to create a textured and colorful effect. Unlike silk or cotton embroidery threads, crewel wool is thicker and creates a raised, dimensional feel to the work. Some of the techniques and stitches include:
    • Outlining stitches such as stem stitch, chain stitch and split stitch
    • Satin stitches to create flat, filled areas within a design
    • Couched stitches, where one thread is laid on the surface of the fabric and another thread is used to tie it down. Couching is often used to create a trellis effect within an area of the design.
    • Seed stitches, applied randomly in an area to give a lightly shaded effect
    • French knots are commonly used in floral and fruit motifs for additional texture
    • Laid and Couched Work
    • Long and Short "soft shading         

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Crewel Fabric Lotus Natural Brown Club Linen


     
    Inspiration: This pattern is inspired by the Lotus flowers found in the lakes of Kashmir. Originally called Lotus the picturesque village edging around the lake Walur.

    History: Lotus celebrates the English  traditional handicraft like crewel embroidery transferred to Indians when East India Company entered India in 1600's. The complexity of the embroidery/colors used in this fabric represent the confluence of East and Western traditions and tastes.

    Use: Furniture Manufacturers can use this fabric to address the needs of Customers who are reviving their colonial home. This Crewel Fabric is for you if  buy from Restoration Hardware.It Enriches our Living by bringing a piece of History into our Homes. 

    Artisans in a remote mountain village in Kashmir crewel stitch these blossoms, vines and leaves by hand, resulting in a lush pattern of richly shaded wool yarns on Linen, Cotton, Velvet and Silk.

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    Friday, December 28, 2012

    Crewel Fabric Lotus Classic White on Tan Brown Cotton Velvet


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    Inspiration: This pattern is inspired by the Lotus flowers found in the lakes of Kashmir. Originally called Lotus the picturesque village edging around the lake Walur.


    History: Lotus celebrates the English traditional handicraft like crewel embroidery transferred to Indians when East India Company entered India in 1600's. The complexity of the embroidery/colors used in this fabric represent the confluence of East and Western traditions and tastes.




    Use: Furniture Manufacturers can use this fabric to address the needs of Customers who are reviving their colonial home. This Crewel Fabric is for you if buy from Restoration Hardware.It Enriches our Living by bringing a piece of History into our Homes. 

    Fabric Type: Cotton Velvet
    Fabric Detail: Cotton with Wool Jacobean Embroidery
    Pattern: Lotus Classic
    Color: White on Tan Brown
    Width: 58 inches
    Vertical Repeat:32"
    Horizontal Repeat: 58"

    Artisans in a remote mountain village in Kashmir crewel stitch these blossoms, vines and leaves by hand, resulting in a lush pattern of richly shaded wool yarns on Linen, Cotton, Velvet and Silk.

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