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The Crewel Work Company
Historic British Needlework from Phillipa Turnbull
The Mellerstain Firescreen

This large firescreen is an original 19th Century design from Mellerstain House in Scotland, the ancestral home of the Earls of Haddington.

This is a Level 3 kit due to it’s size and the intricate detail of some of the stitches. In terms of the actual stitches used however, it is no more difficult than our Level two kits.

Once finished, this piece can be made into a Firescreen as shown, a wall hanging, or a framed picture.

Linen size 30.5 x 24”
Design size 19 x 16”

Stitches: Padded Satin Stitch, Laid & Couched Work, Crewel Stem Stitch, Closed Fly Stitch, French Knots, Long & Short Stitch as ‘soft shading’

What's in a Kit?
- Historically accurate "Z" twist Jacobean Linen Twill woven exclusively for us, accurately screen-printed with the design outline and stitch direction and length guide
- Appleton's 2-ply crewel wools
- Easy-to-follow, detailed illustrated step-by-step instructions
- Detailed, full size stitch chart showing the exact location of every stitch and colour
- Beginners booklet, "The Essential Guide for Newcomers to Crewel Work", including handy hints, getting started, needle threading and other embroidery tips
- One each of our bespoke gold-plated and polished nickel crewel needles

Finishing materials not included.

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  • Store location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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