Approx. 19cm x 14cm (7.5in x 5.5in)
Linen Twill 38cm square, screen printed with outline
Appletons Crewel Wool
Instruction Booklet with stitch chart and stitch diagrams
This Two Bird Kit is based on part 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.
Our Two Bird Kit is designed to work as a pair with the Single Bird. Both kits use the same colour palette but different stitches. The two will be available as a combined kit.
The Lion and the Camel Kits, as well, are based on elements from the bedcover. They also use the same palette but with fewer colours and simpler stitches.