Shakespeare's Little Bird Kit
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.
All of our embroidery kits by guest designers include everything you need to complete the design, Finishing materials are not included.
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 recommend 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.
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 pressure, regulating breath, calming the nervous 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!
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Complimentary Standard Delivery ~ 3-17 Working Days (Orders over £200) - 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 it's 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 yor 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.
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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).
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