Crewel Work Company Needlework Kit: Oakapple Tree
The Crewel Work Company
Historic British Needlework from Phillipa Turnbull
The Elizabethan Oakapple Tree
A beautiful, soft, faded design from an original Crewel Work bun stool top.
The private owner of this antique kindly allowed Phillipa to use this design after she spent time studying it while it was being conserved at The Textile Restoration Studio in Manchester, England. The linen is square so you will have an option to make this into a square or round pillow, or to frame it as shown here.
Linen size 14 x 15"
Design size 7 x 7"
Stitches: Long and Short as 'soft shading', Crewel Stem Stitch, Satin Stitch, French Knots
What's in a Kit?
* Historically accurate 'Z' twist Jacobean Linen Twill woven exclusively for us, accurately screen-printed with the design outline and stitch direction and length guide
* Appleton's 2-ply crewel wools in numbered skeins to match the easy-to-follow stitch chart
* Easy-to-follow, detailed illustrated step-by-step instructions
* Detailed, full size stitch chart showing the exact location of every stitch and colour
* Beginners booklet, 'The Essential Guide for Newcomers to Crewel Work', including handy hints, getting started, needle threading and other embroidery tips
* One each of our bespoke gold-plated and polished nickel crewel needles