Crewel Work Bird Of Paradise


Crewel work refers to the traditional hand embroidery technique which uses wool threads on a background of linen twill. This bird of paradise design is based on the lavish Jacobean style which became popular using the crewel work technique during the 17th Century.

With all of the fabrics, threads, needles and other materials required included in this kit, you too will be able to create this beautiful hand embroidery design. The clear step by step instructions with additional diagrams and photographs will guide you easily through your project.

The stitches used to create the design include: stem stitch, chain stitch, split stitch, long and short stitch, trellis stitch, french knots, whipped wheels, block shading, laidwork, fly stitch, closed fly stitch, seeding stitch and satin stitch.

Each kit contains: linen twill with the design already transferred onto the fabric, appleton wools, needles and an instruction booklet including stitch plans, order of working plans, helpful diagrams and photographs. This kit is suitable for all skill levels although a little experience with the stitches included in this design would be useful.

The design measures approximately 18x20cm and the linen twill fabric provided in this kit has been cut to a suitable size for the finished embroidery to be made into a small cushion if desired (instructions for this are not included in the kit)

In addition you will need a 10 inch ring frame and embroidery scissors to complete this kit.

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