Bramley Hare Embroidery Kit


This kit contains the materials to make the embroidery picture of ‘Bramley Hare’, with easy to follow guidelines, thread colour guide, photographs and ‘top tips’ from Bridget, the designer.

You will also need to purchase the Quaker Tapestry Stitch Guide Book which will explain the process of pattern transfer and give you step-by-step instructions of each stitch. 

A note from Bridget, the designer:  

“I like hares, they seem mysterious and yet very mischievous. I began the embroidery kit ideas with some beautiful photographs. I like to draw from photographs so I sketched a few ideas in pencil and experimented with coloured pencils and paint. I decided on a summer meadow for the Hare because I like the big oxeye daisies (they are easy to embroider too) and the Harebell was an obvious choice because of its name and beautiful colours. The embroidery took me two weeks to complete during the Quaker Tapestry Roadshow in Lisburn, in-between chatting to the visitors.”


Fabric size 330mm x 330mm, embroidered image size H210mm x W170mm


  • 2 x ‘crewel’ needles.
  • 14 coloured skeins of Appleton’s 3-ply crewel embroidery wool thread and colour guide.
  • Quaker Tapestry woollen cloth
  • Calico backing cloth.
  • The pattern or outline design.
  • Greaseproof paper.
  • A few strands of DMC embroidery cotton thread for whiskers.

Other items needed to complete the kit

  • A Hot Iron Transfer Pencil or permanent ink pen
  • Quaker Tapestry Stitch Guide book with step-by-step instructions for the stitches and techniques.
  • A seat frame with a 250mm (10inch) hoop or similar frame to hold the work in progress.
  • Pair of scissors, a good light and some relaxation time.


This is a kit for an experienced embroiderer

Did you know – our embroidery workshops make ideal gifts for budding stitchers or absolute beginners.

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Your purchase helps us to preserve and exhibit one of the world’s largest community embroideries and in sharing its stories, history and stitches for all to enjoy.

1 review for Bramley Hare Embroidery Kit

  1. 5

    Margaret Leavett

    I bought this kit on a whim……and hadn’t really taken into account that the chemo I was about to embark on was going to leave me with neuropathy (numb hands and feet)! I’d never done a Quaker tapestry before and I’m afraid it stayed in the drawer for almost two years. By then my fingers were improving slightly and I was able to sew and knit again, albeit slowly, so I decided to have a go. It took me longer than I thought it would but I persevered and I’m delighted that I did. My embroidery is now framed and I am very proud to say it is hanging on the wall in my lounge,

    • Vanessa Eaves

      It’s wonderful to hear that you persevered with your Bramley Hare kit after your treatment, providing a mindful activity to do during recovery and gentle stimulation for your fingers. Hanging on a wall is where such work belongs and I’m sure it gives you much pleasure to see it finished.

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