Beautiful and traditional Redwork embroidery kits from The Crewel Work Company, we are stocking two designs, both kits are embroidered using natural cochineal-dyed fine red embroidery wool, as were the originals.
The Rabbit is inspired by a design on an early 17th Century rework waistcoat, now part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s textile collection in London. The original was a crewel work design was made in England in the 1630s.
Linen size: 9 x 8.5 inches, 22 x 21.5 cm
Design size: 3 x 2 inches, 7 x 6 cm
Stitches: Long and Short Buttonhole, Long and Short Satin, Crewel Stem, Seeding and Holbein.
The Parrot is a detail in an altar frontal, circa 1650. Believed to be a ‘travelling’ altar frontal, the piece was created for Catholic services during a time of conflict and religious uncertainty in the mid 17th Century. The whole original altar frontal was embroidered using natural cochineal-dyed fine red embroidery wool.
Linen size: 16.5 x 16.5 inches, 42 x 42 cm
Design size: 6 x 10.5 inches, 15 x 27 cm
Stitches: Holbein, Crewel Stem, Seeding, Long & Short Buttonhole, Corded Long & Short Roumanian, Satin Stitch, Detached Chain and Detached Fly
The Parrot kit is currently unavailable