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The Crewel Work Company
Historic British Needlework from Phillipa Turnbull
The Jacoean Idyll

This bold Jacobean design is a detail within a large “Tree of Life” embroidered on a rare set of late-17th Century bed hangings, which are part of the extensive needlework collection at Muncaster Castle in Cumbria, England.

As you embroider this design, you will enjoy the following stitches - Crewel Stem, Satin, French Knots, Laid and Couched Work, and you will “paint with your needle” with Long and Short Stitch.

Linen size 20 x 16”
Design size 16 x 9 1/2”

Level 3 - Advanced

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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