Welcome to Melbury Hill's range of Crewel work kits, all designed by me. All crewel kits are made from top quality British materials. Linen twill from Scotland, manufactured by time honoured traditional weaving techniques, making the linen truly special. Appleton wools, produced in London from the C19th and reputedly used by the great William Morris in his works. All the kits come with full written and pictorial instructions and of course a suitable needle to complete your project. The designs are based on period artwork, with Melbury Hill's own ideas and expressions.
Level: Intermediate. Seven Stitch Techniques. Design size: 18cm x 21cm, Fabric size: 33cm x 33cm Kit contains: 100% Original Linen Twill, Appletons Wool, Needle, and full instructions.
Frame and other finishing materials not included.
Throughout the 17th century East Indian fortune-seekers came back to England laden with the latest “must have” exotic textiles. After the oppression of the commonwealth years England saw a surge of luxury goods to adorn the great houses of the time. Textiles famously portrayed the tree of life design, worked in brilliant colours and incorporating many wonderful, real and fanciful creatures.
I studied at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace, Uk. Since passing my apprenticeship with distinction, I've worked as a freelance textile and embroidery kit designer among other things including running a shop for five years, artist in Oils and Antique dealer.
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Top quality project and materials! Shipped on time and I would order again from this seller.
May 23, 2017 by rebeccamarmijo
Hi. It is finished. I'm very pleased with the finished result and my stitching. It is great for learning stitches. The fabric and the printing was of good quality. It's quite a small kit for the price.