King Ho Ho
This regal bird is a replica of an original early 18th Century crewel work design on a set of bed hangings in our collection. These bed hangings would have furnished a 4-poster bed, and this King HoHo featured on the pelmet, whilst the other birds decorated the four curtains below. A trailing vine connects the bird and single leaf 'spot motifs', which were increasingly fashionable on bed hangings and clothing at this time. The colours in this replica design are true to the unusually unfaded original hangings. It is rare to find a full set of bed hangings from this time, especially complete with the pelmet.
King Ho Ho Bird features the following traditional crewel work stitches; Long and Short as ‘soft shading’, Satin, Crewel Stem, Roumanian Couching, Reversed Chain, Closed Fly and Buttonhole.
Design size: 21 x 30 cm (8 1/2 x 12 in.)
Linen size: 36 x 44 cm (14 x 17 1/2 in.)
Purchase options for this kit:
Starter Set - With this package you will receive all the tools need to get going straight away - your kit plus the usual inclusions, a seat frame with three different sized hoops, a wonderfully sharp pair of scissors, and sturdy forever bag printed our Restoration Pillowe design.
Kit only - If you already have a frame and scissors, you'll be needing the kit on its own. All of our kits come with plenty of wools to complete the design with some left over. If you find you do run out of any colour (or a dog happens to chew one!) remember that we send up to 5 extra wools free of charge.
Printed Linen only - If you would rather use up your own stash of wools or if you've simply done so many of our kits that you don't need to read the instructions any more, this option is for you! Your linen will come ready-printed with the design outline. Also included is one each of our specialist Crewel needles.
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