Let’s Learn and Get Creative With Embroidery!
Hi! I’m Amanda, the blogger and artist behind this website and all of it’s tutorials. I learned embroidery and basic fiber art skills from my grandmother when I was a child. I picked it back up while I was in college because I needed some kind of creative outlet to decompress from the stress of the everyday.
As someone who’s always been a hands-on person, creating things felt incredibly freeing and fulfilling. Embroidery became a daily habit, and eventually blossomed into what I do full-time.
This website was born out of a longing to share the skills I have learned over the past 15 years with other people.
The goal of Crewel Ghoul is to celebrate and pass on an age-old handcraft. I hope to inspire you to get creative and learn something new. Creativity has so many benefits: It allows you to express yourself, let loose, and have fun!
In a world that’s almost completely digital and filled with AI, making something by hand feels like a breath of fresh air. No piece is completely alike, and the flaws and irregularities are what make it unique and special!
You’ll find a variety of different embroidery styles and techniques on the blog. I like to try a little bit of everything, but my favorite style of embroidery (and what I’m most skilled in) is thread painting.
All of my embroideries and patterns are designed by myself and made meticulously with love and hard work. Some of the things that inspire me are going on walks to look at plants and flowers, hunting for antique postcards, animals, and super old embroidery books I find at thrift shops.
I’ve been lucky enough to be featured in several magazines and online publications for my work including Country Living, Pop Sugar, and more. You can check out some of them here!