LION & CAMEL

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LION & CAMEL

50.00

Design Size:

Lion approx. 15cm (6in) square

Camel approx. 12.5cm x 15.5cn (5in x 6in)

Kit Contents:

2 x Linen Twills 38cm square, screen printed with outline

Needle

Appletons Crewel Wool

Instruction Booklets with stitch chart and stitch diagrams

Quantity:
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This combined Lion and Camel Kit is based on parts of a child's crewelwork bedcover in our collection.  The bedcover was stitched in the School in the 1930's and it, in turn, was inspired by an image we hold in the archive of a 17th century English embroidery which is held by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Having seen the original piece in the V&A recently what became clear was that our bedcover was based on our black and white photograph as the original is on a much smaller scale and is worked in silks and cottons and incorporates many gold and silver threads.  Helen (who used this piece as a teaching project for a class at The School) used a similar colour palette to that on our bedcover but changed the stitches used in order to provide a range of stitches to teach in her class.

Both the Lion and Camel use the same colour palette but different stitches. They are also available as individual kits.

The Single and the Two Birds Kits, as well, are based on elements from the bedcover.  They also use the same palette but with the addition of more colours and more adventurous stitches.