I LOVE these. A client came in with some old crewelwork she had done in the 70s and now she wanted to frame them and give them as gifts to her children.
Crewel, a type of embroidery done with wool, is a craft that is still around today, but was quite popular in the 70s. These were made using special bicentennial kits purchased at Wanamaker's.
Here they are in their raw form prior to stretching.
We chose a distressed federal style frame for Independence Hall...
And a weathered barnwood for the Betsy Ross House.
These were done with spacers and glass, like many recent textiles.