Sheep Crewel Embroidery

I finished another little crewel embroidery yesterday, so here it is.

I didn’t plan to do the sheep with turkey  knots from the start. I had been thinking long and short, but then when I stopped to think about my other choices, I decided to give the turkey knots a go. I used 3 strands in the needle.  It made it easier to try blending the colors. I didn’t really know how close together the stitches should be for a nice result, but three strands is really a lot of yarn. I didn’t really expect the result to be quite this dense though!

It’s very soft and fluffy, just as a sheep on fabric should be. It is quite high above the fabric too. The only thing is, the head is looking a bit flat compared to the body.  But since the head was already stitched, I let it be as it is.

I got some questions on Flickr about crewel work last week. I had been thinking to write out nice answers here as Flickr really isn’t a good format for anything other than very short messages. If any of you have any questions, you can leave them here. I will be answering them shortly!

As always, thanks for the comments, and thanks for reading my posts!! I hope you get a little inspiration from my work to pick up your needles!

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