Have you seen Pickles?
Pickles the Hedgehog is in the garden in the early evening summer sunshine, the grass is full of dandelions, buttercups and daisies. The delicate dandelion clocks with their fragile, fluffy seed heads remind us of carefree childhood summer days.
Meet the latest addition to our embroidery kits and cards, ‘the gardener’s friend’. Pickles Hedgehog is a beautifully embroidered original design by Bridget Guest, inspired by the Quaker Tapestry stitches and technique.
Where will you find him?
Pickles usually lives in parks and gardens, where bushes and hedges provide the perfect daytime getaway, or on insect-rich lawns and flowerbeds feeding at dusk. When he’s not there Pickles can be spotted in our museum shop or website, available as an embroidery kit or greetings card.
Create your own Pickles Hedgehog embroidery by using our Pickles Hedgehog kit, contains 22 pages of easy to follow guidelines, thread, colour guide, photographs and ‘top tips’ from Bridget, the designer. Please purchase the Quaker Tapestry Stitch Guide Book to show you the process of pattern transfer and give you step-by-step instructions for each stitch.
Send someone you know our Pickles Hedgehog Greetings Card, blank inside for your own words and suitable for many occasions. Printed in Cumbria, UK, on paper from responsible sources.
Buying lovely things from our shop supports our charitable work
By sending this card or completing an embroidery you are also helping Quaker Tapestry Museum. As a registered charity, as well as a visitor attraction, Quaker Tapestry use money raised to continue our work. Preserving the community embroidery and sharing the stories and stitches for all to enjoy.
Your purchase also helps us to; develop new subsidiary exhibitions, take Quaker Tapestry panels on tour, develop new educational work, publications, conservation activities and volunteer support.
Did you know..?
A hedgehog can keep an average garden free of pests by eating up to 200 grams of insects. They may eat 40 or more slugs each night!
You can help to lure hedgehogs into your garden with treats and hedgehog-sized holes in their fences.
Shakespeare mentions hedgehogs as ‘hedgepigs’ and ‘urchins’ in ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Hedgehogs are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act in Britain, though not yet endangered in Britain, their numbers are in decline due to their habitat loss.