Shakespeare's Little Bird Kit - by Mandy Ewing
Based on an unfinished 17th Century coif in Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust collection, Mandy has used Elizabethan stitches to create the design using historically accurate techniques of Elizabethan embroidery using silks and gold gilt metal thread.
DeVere silks, gold gilt metal thread, needles, organic antique cream even-weave linen, instructions
Elizabethan Silk and Metal Thread stitches
10.5 x 12 cm (4 x 4½ in)
12 x 12 cm (20 x 20 in)
This design is replicated from a 16th century Blackwork Coif in the Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust. The SBT is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world.
A percentage of each sale supports the vital care and conservation of The Shakespeare Houses and the treasures in the Trust's Collection, including the original coif which inspired this design.