Train Embroidery Kit


This kit contains the materials you need to make the embroidery picture of ‘Train’, 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 ‘Quakers and Railways’ display at the Quaker Tapestry Museum in 2010. The exhibition celebrated the input of Quakers into the development of the railway system. The locomotive featured in this kit is one of the tank engines designed in 1898 by Wilson Worsdell. He was a member of the Quaker Worsdell family who over three generations were involved with railways. Wilson Worsdell was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the North Eastern Railway when he developed this engine from an earlier engine design by his brother Thomas. 113 engines of this class were built over a period of 54 years, 28 of them by British Railways between 1949 and 1951 which is a sure testament to the excellence of Thomas and Wilson’s original designs.”


Fabric size 330mm x 330mm, embroidered image size H150mm x W230mm


  • 2 x ‘crewel’ needles.
  • 13 coloured skeins British made Appleton’s crewel embroidery wool thread.
  • Quaker Tapestry woollen cloth
  • Calico backing cloth.
  • The ‘cartoon’ or outline design.
  • Greaseproof paper.
  • Hot Iron Transfer Pencil.

Other items needed to complete the kit

  • 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 suitable for experienced embroiderers

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

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