The Muncaster Oranges Kit
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This beautiful design is taken from a bed cover which is part of a private collection at Muncaster Castle, in the English Lake District. It is early 18th Century, from the reign of Queen Anne, and features spot motifs typical of this era.
The stitches are classic British crewel embroidery, worked to a sophisticated and professional standard, beginning with basic and progressing to advanced ‘Long and Short’ Stitch, worked with movement and subtle shading in rich colours.
This design is also available as an online Crewel Work course!If you choose to add online tuition to your order, once you have completed the purchase, you will receive a link to your email with instructions to access the online classes. All tuition is pre-recorded.
Kit Includes: Ground fabric of 'Jacobean' pure linen twill, Appletons crewel wools, 4 x needles, stitch instruction booklet, stitch chart and our ‘The Essential Guide to Crewel Work’ booklet.
Design size: 25½ x 17 cm (10 x 6½ inch)
Linen size: 35 x 29 cm (14 x 11 inch)
Stitches: Long and Short ‘soft shading’, French Knots, Split Stitch, Rope Stitch, Rhodes Stitch