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Gawthorpe Pomegranate Kit by The Crewel Work Company

Gawthorpe Pomegranate Kit by The Crewel Work Company

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Phillipa's latest design is taken from one of many scenes on the pelmets created by Rachel Kay Shuttleworth, 1886-1967, of Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire, in northern England. 

The designs on the pelmets vary in quality from the perfection of the first panels she made, the bedspread, and the two hangings, but the stitches are more interesting, more challenging, and the smaller scenes give an opportunity for changes of style as they progress around the pelmets.

Suitable for: Intermediate embroiderers

Kit Includes: 
Pure linen twill, 23 Appletons wools, 4 x needles (for double and single thread), a 24-page stitch instruction booklet, 3 x A3 stitch charts, an A3 colour poster, and our 'Essential Guide to Crewel Work' booklet

Design size: 22½ x 36 cm (9 x 14 in)
Linen size:  42½ x 56 cm (16¾ x 22 in)

Stitches: Raised Satin, Long & Short as ‘soft shading’, Crewel Stem, Herringbone, Closed Fly, Coral, Fern, Whipped Stem, and Satin Stitch

Presented in a beautiful sturdy box ready for gifting!

What's included in the kit: 

All of our Crewel Work kits feature the highest quality materials that authentically replicate those found in 16th and 17th century embroideries.

These include:
Specialist 'S' Twist Linen Twill Ground Fabric
- made to historic specifications
- minimum of 10 cm (3 inches) space on either side of the design

Depending on the kit, we use either Appletons Wools from England or hand-dyed Renaissance Wools from France
- full skeins or hanks, not strands!
- 2-ply

Printed material
- Full, bespoke instructions created by Phillipa Turnbull and carefully illustrated by our in-house artist Georgie. We take extra care to make sure we're by your side for each step of the process
- Stitch & Colour Chart to make sure you are in no doubt about where each colour and stitch type goes
- Essential Guide to Crewel Work Booklet - a specially created foundation guide for those who want to go over the basics from threading a needle to blocking your finished work.

Needles & beads
- Specialist for Crewel embroidery
- Gold-plated for single thread
- Polished nickle for double thread
- Beads (if your design has eyes!)

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