The Muncaster Bed Hanging Crewel Work Kit
10% of every sale of this kit is a donation to support the care and conservation of the Muncaster Castle crewelwork collection.
This beautiful design is from a set of original ‘Tree of Life’ bed hangings in Muncaster Castle, Cumbria, in the English Lake District. The Pennington family, who have lived in the castle since 1208, and have kindly given us exclusive permission to replicate this piece.
- Full kit (printed linen, a full supply of wools, stitch charts, illustrated instructions, needles) - £1,500
- Linen and instructions only (printed linen, stitch charts, illustrated instructions, needles) - £1,200
- Linen only (printed linen and needles) - £800
Your linen will be printed onto our speciality 'Z' twist Jacobean linen twill. The design comes fully mapped out over 16 pages of A3 Stitch Charts. The full kit comes with a guarantee to supply you with enough wool to complete the design.
Our Essential Guide to Crewel Work booklet and illustrated instructions are fully comprehensive and we are also on hand to help you at any point as you stitch. You will receive 10 of our special gold-plated needles for single thread, and 10 polished nickel crewel needles for double thread, plus 2 beading needles and beads. You will also receive a USB stick with high-resolution images of the original piece and a poster so that you may refer to it as you work through the design.
This kit also includes wool fleece to create Padded Satin strawberries in the same way as the original embroiderers.
Linen size: 60 (height) x 72 inch (width) (150 x 180 cm).
Design size: 40 inch (height) x 57 inch (width) (100 x 145 cm)