Roycroft Artisan Embroidery kit for the Bat Motif Pillow

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Made in San Bernardino, California

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The Bat Pillow Kit (finished size 24" by 24") is an original design worked on natural colored heavyweight Belgium linen (also available in slate blue linen) with the bats appliquéd in brown linen and couched in a complementing thread color. The ivy leaves are worked in satin stitch using olive green thread, and the vine is worked in the stem stitch using a nutmeg brown. Whether the bat motif becomes part of your everyday décor or is brought out during autumn time, it is truly a fun and playful design.

Choose from Natural or Blue Belgium Linen.

Kit come complete with front and back linen marked with design, applique bats (one is applied for you, the remaining three will need to be cut out and ironed on - instructions included), pearl cotton thread, photo instructions, and a needle. You will need embroidery scissors, a small hoop and a pillow form for finishing, all of which are provided in separate listings in my shop:

Embroidery Scissors:


26" x 26" Pillow Form:

A fascinating species, bats made several appearances during the Arts and Crafts movement. As a distinct object within the hand-carved frieze on the Gamble House's living room wall, in Pasadena, California, the bat form also inspired designs for pottery, and is notably recognized in a stained glass lamp created by Tiffany and Company, and in a tray by Rookwood Pottery.

Average review
Aug 8, 2017 by freemanbayer
Wonderful kit! Clear instructions and a beautiful design! Thanks!
Jul 24, 2009 by A fellow maker

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Embroidery kits are generally shipped USPS Priority Mail. I can fit up to two kits within a flat rate envelope of $5.05 (this includes tracking). Larger items will be shipped parcel post with tracking information. I do not tack on additional charges to shipping. If overages are collected on shipping at the time of check out, I will refund the amount. I am not responsible for undeliverable mail; if you wish to add in insurance to your item, please note this during check out and I will add it in.


I accept credit cards, PayPal, checks and money orders. Taxes will automatically be collected for residents within the state of California. If you decide to cancel your order, please do so within 24 hours as I generally processes orders within one to two days. Items not paid within one week will be voided. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred at the time of shipping.

Returns & exchanges

If you are unhappy with your item for whatever reason (color, not want you were expecting) I will be more than happy to issue you a refund, less shipping expenses. If I make a mistake and ship the wrong item, please connect me and I will correct the mistake as soon as I can and will pay for return shipping to me.

Additional policies

I would say that a majority of my orders here and on my website are custom. In addition to the items you see here, I also create custom curtains at a reasonable price, bedspreads, chair coverings and restoration of historic textiles. Please convo me to inquire about any embroidered item.