STERLING PUBLISHING-Lark Books: New Crewel-The Motif Collection. With no counting and no grids, crewel is an easy beginner-friendly craft that has a rich heritage. This book offers a contemporary collection of motifs and a color palette that will have you reaching for linen, needles and thread. It starts by demonstrating the essential stitches and then gives you 30 modern fun and colorful designs (each accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and all the necessary diagrams), several gorgeous projects that showcase the designs, and a CD so you can size the motifs to your liking. Author: Katherine Shaughnessy. Softcover, 112 pages. Published 2012. Imported.