I don’t have many design tendencies that drift toward “grandma,” but I do have one very big one: crewelwork. Whenever I see huge overscale crewelwork pieces at thrift stores and flea markets, I feel myself reaching for my wallet. I think it’s all that texture; it’s irresistible. I haven’t found the perfect piece for my apartment yet, but I’m always on the hunt, and these vintage crewelwork pieces on Etsy are a great place to start. For me, crewelwork can go “grandma” really quickly, so pairing it with a minimal modern frame and letting it have plenty of breathing room on the wall helps it feel more modern. If anyone has any vintage crewelwork sources they love, I’m all ears ;) xo, grace
*Image above: Large crewel embroidery, $42 at The White Pepper
Image above: XL Vintage Crewel at viAnnelli $85 (This one is my favorite. That purple is so pretty.)
Image above: Vintage crewel at NoCarnationsHome, $36
More vintage crewelwork after the jump . . .
Image above: Vintage crewel at DoneFound, $26
Image above: Vintage Crewel at CherryVanVintage