Based at Pembroke House, Appleby-in-Westmorland, near the beautiful English Lake District, the Crewel Work Company are crewel work specialists. Designer, tutor, author, Phillipa Turnbull researches designs in Castles and Country Houses throughout the UK to create crewel work kits in the style that she and her many followers enjoy. Phillipa uses a combination of design, materials and stitches, most of which embroiderers have enjoyed using for the past 400 years. She uses Appletons wools and specially made needles which perfectly suit The Crewel Work Company`s Z twist Jacobean Linen Twill, woven exclusively for Phillipa by a specialist historic textile weaver in Scotland. Phillipa holds embroidery retreats and workshop days at her home and in Muncaster and other British castles and private country houses.