Sheep Dog Embroidery Kit

£32.00


This kit contains the materials you need to make the embroidered picture of ‘Sheep Dog’, 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:  

“This design was inspired by the sheep that appear on several of the Quaker Tapestry embroideries, I especially like the sheep on George Fox’s Convincement. I found the dog in one of my grandson’s story books which reminds me of our family dog, ‘Lady’, from my childhood. Anne Wynn-Wilson (founder of the Quaker Tapestry) once said to me that embroidering animals was quite simple, especially when they have hair. You just imagine yourself stroking the animal and that will tell you which way their hair grows and that’s what you embroider. Since the kit was completed I have added some of the Lake District fells and mountains to the picture (which you can see on the greetings card of the same name) You can add whatever background you like; a cottage, more sheep, the farmer…”

Dimensions

Fabric size 330mm x 330mm, embroidered image size H116mm x W152mm

Materials/contents

  • 2 x ‘crewel’ needles.
  • 11 coloured skeins of Appleton’s crewel embroidery wool thread.
  • Quaker Tapestry woollen cloth
  • Calico backing cloth.
  • The pattern 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 a 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.

Experience

This can be a beginner’s kit but it is not one of the more straightforward embroidery kits in the range to complete.

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


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