Harvest Mouse Embroidery Kit
This kit contains the materials you need to make the embroidery picture of ‘Harvest Mouse’, 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 was inspired to create this design after teaching myself some of the cotton embroidery known as white-on-white ‘Mountmellick’ work. The design was based around the traditional hedgerow flowers and grasses and I added a little harvest mouse with a Quaker Stitch tail for interest. I wondered what the white work would look like in colour using the Quaker Tapestry techniques… so here it is! Have fun and experiment with your use of stitches and colours – I did! Your completed design doesn’t need to look like mine, if you decide you want to use a different stitch for any of the kit then do… you can choose to leave out the butterfly, ladybird or snail if you wish – it’s a creative process so you will learn from copying and from experimenting.”
Fabric size 330mm x 330mm, embroidered image size H215mm x W145mm
- 2 x ‘crewel’ needles.
- 12 coloured skeins of Appleton’s 3-ply crewel embroidery wool thread and colour guide.
- Quaker Tapestry woollen cloth
- Calico backing cloth.
- The ‘cartoon’ or outline design.
- Greaseproof paper.
Other items needed to complete the kit
- Quaker Tapestry Stitch Guide book with step-by-step instructions for the stitches and techniques.
- Hot Iron Transfer Pencil or permanent ink pen.
- 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 would be suitable for experienced embroiderers
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