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Dunollie Feathers Kit

Intermediate Crewel Work Kit
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Dunollie Feathers is a replica of a repeated design on a set of antique Jacobean bed hangings which once adorned the Clan Chief's four-poster bed within Dunollie Castle, near Oban, Scotland.

This three feathers 'Prince of Wales' design contains a wide variety of delicate 17th Century stitches, all worked in indigo blue, with indigo blue and cochineal pink polka dots. This piece is true historic Scottish Jacobean design brought to life in crewel work, a joyful 350 year old design from Scotland's most romantic castle.

Suitable for: Intermediate embroiderers
Kit Includes:
Jacobean linen twill, Renaissance wools, needles, stitch instruction booklet, and an A4 colour poster.
Design size: 28 x 25 cm (11 x 10 inch)
Linen size: 48 x 45 cm (19 x 17 1/2 inch)
Stitches: Buttonhole, Coral, Crewel Stem, Detached Chain, Ermine, Feather, Fern, French Knots, Leaf, Long Armed Cross, Pistil, Raised Satin, Running, Satin, Seeding, Sword Stitch and Tête de Boeuf

All of our Crewel Work kits feature the highest quality materials that authentically replicate those found in 16th and 17th century embroideries.

These include:
Specialist 'S' Twist Linen Twill Ground Fabric
- made to historic specifications
- minimum of 10 cm (3 inches) space on either side of the design

Depending on the kit, we use either Appletons Wools from England or hand-dyed Renaissance Wools from France
- full skeins or hanks, not strands!
- 2-ply

Printed material
- Full, bespoke instructions created by Phillipa Turnbull and carefully illustrated by our in-house artist Georgie. We take extra care to make sure we're by your side for each step of the process
- Stitch & Colour Chart to make sure you are in no doubt about where each colour and stitch type goes
- Essential Guide to Crewel Work Booklet - a specially created foundation guide for those who want to go over the basics from threading a needle to blocking your finished work.

Needles & beads
- Specialist for Crewel embroidery
- Gold-plated for single thread
- Polished nickle for double thread
- Beads (if your design has eyes!)

Frames, scissors and finishing materials are not included in your kit. To stitch your design, you will therefore also need:

1. An embroidery frame of your choice (such as a Seat, Floor or Slate Frame)
2. A pair of embroidery scissors

We recomend the Elbesee Seat Frame, which we sell in our store with three different sized hoops. You can buy the Seat Frame here or as part of our Starter Sets, which you can combined with your kit purchase and receive 10% off the total.

We are passionate about keeping embroidery alive, a living art form which new generations are inspired to try.

The countless benefits of practicing embroidery include lowering blood preasure, regulating breath, calming the nervouse system, and providing an excellent excuse to form deep social bonds with friends, family and your local community.

If you want to experience some of the same benefits of practicing embroidery and think this might be the kit for you, please reach out to us and let us know how it helped you!

We donate 10% of the proceeds of this sale to support the up keep of the original embroidery.

We are passionate about keeping embroidery alive for future generations. Our way of doing this is to follow a thread to the past, finding a link with embroiderers who throughout history have found inspiration, solace, meaning and connection through embroidery.

As such, almost all of our kits are inspired by historic embroideries. We research embroideries in pubic and private collections in the UK and bring them back to live by spending countless hours producing a faithful replica - in choice of materials, colour and of course design line.

We are on a mission to keep these embroideries alive and to allow more people to access them - whether through our historically-accurate kits, our online courses, or our life-changing in-person retreats. We go to the source and we hope to take you with us.

Where possible and appropriate we donate a percentage of the proceeds of the sale of a kit to the castle, country house, or institution that the original embroidery belongs to.

With this, we specifically support the care, safe-housing and understanding (both among caretaking teams and visitors) of the historic embroidery in question and it's companions.

To date we have donated over £20,000 to the care of historic embroideries and have supported the businesses charged with their care. As such, needlework which was stored away and underapprecited, is now understood, valued and cared for.

With this we have helped to improve understanding of and appreciation for some of the rarest and most culturally significant embroideries and textile collections in the UK.

We offer complimentary Standard Delivery on all UK Orders over £100 and all International orders over £200.



Complimentary Standard Delivery ~ 2-3 Working Days (Orders over £100) - FREE

Standard Shipping ~ 2-3 Working Days - (Orders under £200) - £5



Complimentary Standard Delivery ~ 3-17 Working Days (Orders over £100) - FREE

Standard Shipping ~ 3-17 Working Days - (Orders under £200) - £8-£10 (depending on the weight of your order)

Express Shipping - 2-11 Working Days - £7-£35 (depending on the weight of your order)

DHL - Live rates calculated at check out



Complimentary Standard Delivery ~ 3-17 Working Days (Orders over £100) - FREE

Standard Shipping ~ 3-17 Working Days - (Orders under £200) - £7-£10 (depending on the weight of your order)

Express Shipping - 2-11 Working Days - £9-£40 (depending on the weight of your order)

DHL - Live rates calculated at check out



If you shop at our online store, your order is handled by our dispatch team managed by Georgie and Frankie in our Appleby office.

Georgie personally selects your kit and checks its contents before passing it to Frankie to wrap in tissue paper and seal it with our signature logo sticker before it is prepared for shipping.

All with care and sincere thanks for your support. Each owner of a Crewel Work Company Kit is part of our wider family so please keep in touch as we love to hear about your progress, the ups and downs of creating your piece, and how it ended up!



We are committed to bringing you high quality needlework experiences, which is reflected in the choice of materials included in our kits. If, however, you are unsatisfied for any reason, we are happy to refund the whole amount to you on receipt of the product you have purchased. Refunds will be accepted within a 30 day period of when you receive the product.

All items should be returned new, unused and in original Crewel Work Company packaging.

All successfully returned items will be credited to the card used when placing the order, less any shipping costs, international taxes or import duties incurred. For payments made by PayPal, refunds will be credited to your PayPal account and will be visible immediately. Reimbursement time to the credit card associated with your PayPal account depends on the company that issued the card.

Parcels are returned at your own cost, and it is advised that you obtain a free certificate of postage from the Post Office or any courier company of your choice, as we can only be responsible for your parcel once it has been received into our offices. We can also arrange for our courier company to collect the parcel. You will need to be at the provided address to hand over the parcel, and there is a charge for this service.

As the responsibility for international customs duties and local VAT/GST (outside of the EU) lie with the customer, The Crewel Work Company are unable to refund any charges incurred upon delivery of the order. However, you may be able to recover these by contacting your local customs bureau directly. 

Please note, items should not be returned to us without prior notice. 

Shipping costs will be refunded for items that are incidentally delivered in a damaged or in a faulty condition and for orders cancelled before dispatch under the Distance Selling Regulations (DSRs).

All orders should be returned to The Crewel Work Company, The Appleby Hub, Chapel St, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6QR, United Kingdom. You will be notified by email once your return has been received and processed by a member of our team. 

For additional help or queries regarding the returns process, simply contact us.



Depending on which country we are sending your goods to you may incur import duties.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Olwyn Horwood

My parcel has not arrived yet dunollie feathers kit

Elizabeth Wilkinson
Yet another brilliant kit

I have a large number of Crewelwork Company kuts so I can judge well this kit. I have unpacked it and as always top quality. I notice a number of different stitches which are unusual but as always the stitches are describef in tiny detail so anyone even an absolute beginner will be able to finish to w high standard. This Dunollie kit makes me want to visit Dunollie itself. Wonderful.

Anne Cleave
Dunollie Feathers

Dunollie House is a ferry ride from the Isle of Mull (Inner Hebrides) where I live, and I know it well. I was really excited to see a kit created for Dunollie and I hope it is very successful for the charity. I haven't started it yet, but I've put it at the top of my work basket so it's going to be next. It's quite a few years since I've done a sampler and I've never done one in a single colour so I'm looking forward to doing this one. As ever the kit is beautifully presented with all you need to work it.

Terry Case

It was just as described. I haven’t started it yet but have read the directions. Some of the stitches will challenge me but that was what I wanted. The wool is gorgeous. I’m very pleased and am looking forward to working it

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