I am part of a group at my Friends Meeting that is designing and will eventually be stitching a large crewel work tapestry. Right now the group is working on design ideas, while individual members also start our own mini tapestries to learn the steps of the process. The first item on the agenda was to practice the various embroidery stitches we will be using. I have a lot to learn but it was fun to try them all out. This is embroidery thread, but in the real thing we will use wool thread on a wool background.