Many of you have had some great questions about the Muncaster Bed Hanging leading up to its release on Wednesday. We have put together this post of FAQs for everyone to read.
HOW BIG IS THE KIT?
The linen is 72 (width) x 60 inch (height) (180 x 150 cm). The design is 60 inch (height) x 40 inch (width) (150 x 100 cm).
WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED?
The ground fabric is a Jacobean Linen Twill woven on a Z Twist (the same high quality linen in all of our crewel work kits). There are 86 shades of Appleton's wools used.
WHEN WILL THE KIT BE RELEASED?
The kit will go on general release on Wednesday 20th November
WHAT IS THE PRICE?
The kit comes in three variants: the full kit is £1,500, the Printed Linen & Instructions option is £1,200 and the Printed Linen option is £800. You can see what's included in each of these variants here.
ARE STAGED PAYMENTS AVAILABLE ON THIS KIT?
Yes, we can accept monthly installments of £200 per month and the balance thereafter. Please choose the deposit option on the product page.
HOW MUCH WILL SHIPPING BE?
We are offering free international shipping on the kit until 31 December 2019. Thereafter shipping will be £80 for international orders and £40 for UK orders.
WHAT FRAME SHOULD BE USED TO STITCH THIS DESIGN?
Everyone will have their own preferred setup to stitch a design of this size however in our experience the most convenient and comfortable way to stitch this design is on a 76 inch (193 cm) slate frame with trestle ends.
The advantages of a slate and roller bar frame is that the whole width of the design can stitched. The entire linen is then stitched in sections. These frames also achieve very good tension. The downside is that once mounted the project is difficult to move and is best left in situ, so having a space dedicated to it is needed.
In the UK the Royal School of Needlework offer high quality slate frames and trestles. For a US supplier contact Carrie Roberts at Ecclesiastic Sewing.