Crewel Work Stag Accent Pillow Ivory linen with shades of blue, green, brown and pink wool hand embroidered accents in a forest scene featuring a stag, fabric covered button back and self self welt are the English style design details that make this accent pillow extra special! This fabric motif has been copied from an 18th century document fabric.
Chelsea Textiles is a family firm, started in London in 1990. They identified a need for perfect recreations of antique embroidered fabrics and cushions, to complement traditional interiors, and set about researching and sourcing authentic materials and the world’s finest craftsmen, to produce hand-embroidered fabrics of the same quality as those of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Since that time, the company’s design ethos has evolved to encompass the early 20th century. The product range has also expanded to include furniture, inspired by Sweden, with a Scandinavian theme, both traditional Gustavian and 20th century design classics. While firmly rooted in the past, pieces have been carefully adapted to complement the more understated interiors of the 21st century.
MAKER: Chelsea Textiles
DIMENSIONS: 17" L x 20" W filled with highest quality down and feather insert, included.
MATERIALS: Linen with hand embroidered wool crewelwork
FACTS & HISTORY: Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a type of surface embroidery using wool. A wide variety of different embroidery stitches are used to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old.
Crewel embroidery is not identified with particular styles of designs, but rather is embroidery with the use of this wool thread. Modern crewel wool is a fine, two-ply or one-ply yarn available in many different colors. Crewel embroidery is often associated with England in the 17th and 18th centuries, and from England was carried to the American colonies. It is particularly popular in New England states.