Perfect for beginners or to just sit and enjoy sewing. The same designer, and sometimes even designs, as in their cross stitch range but printed onto 12 hpi canvas (bigger holes!) and using wool (bigger needles). Fabulous for cushion fronts, etc
We first met Beth over 30 years ago . We love her translation of the William Morris and friends designs into first rate tapestry kits .. The shading of colours -all British Appletons wools - that Beth has developed give such a wonderful feel to these designs .First class printing .Clear instructions . All wools included plus tapestry needle and storage bag .Zweigart de luxe canvas with plenty of space round the edge of the design so need not be used just as a cushion . Really satisfying and beautiful projects to stitch .
If there is a particular design you are looking for that is not listed , please contact us .
We first met Elizabeth over 30 years ago . She is a true British design gem ! We love her take on traditional Victorian cross stitch or Berlin woolwork and the way she has created such wonderful clear and strong designs . Many originally based on botanical paintings with a 21st century feel .She then developed victorian animals , wreaths ,modern floribunda ,wild animals , british hedgerow wild life , fish , teddy bear picnics , exotic blooms ,hostas and even the Chelsea pensioners !
Her designs can be linked together to create larger pieces by overlapping the canvas and working the cross stitch through two layers of canvas so making rugs of 2 squares joined together or three or four in a row to make a runner ....
All the kits have the design printed on ten hole first class single white tapestry canvas specially produced for Elizabeth Bradley Designs by Zweigart . The wools are always included for the design and for the background . The wools are British from Appletons . They are tapestry weight . The background wool can be exchanged for a number of other colours all of which are included on a swatch within the kit or in the accompanying design book . There is a full size colour chart with each kit so that you can determine exactly where to put your stitches in which colour . There are full instructions on wroking the kit which do show you Elizabeth's way of doing the crossstitch faster without a frame - really worth looking at and practising !
Highly recommended !
We have supported this Company ever since we first moved to York in the late 1980's . We love the designs . We love the top quality printing and the presentation .
All kits come with design colour printed on to Zweigart 12 holes per inch single hole white tapestry canvas with plenty of space round the edge of the design plus anchor wools ,needle and instrcutinos to complete the design shown .
A great project to remind you of our great british gardening background ...
We have dealt with Martin Winkler in Germany for over 25 years now and really love the designs he develops . He offers traditional floral centrepieces with plenty of canvas so that you can stitch background to fit a favourite stool . He produces a good number of designs in the theme of Klimt , Renoir,Macke - faithful to the artists in design and depth of colour . He has the entire Jolle back catalogue with all the amazing big landscapes and beautifully detailed bell pulls . He even has a safari section!!
We offer a selection here of our favourites but please ask if you are looking for a particular size or trying to match something and we will do our best to find it for you .
The design is not printed on the canvas . It is worked with small horizontal stitches across the double thread of the ten hole canvas. You then work your stitch diagonally over the top of this stitch in the same colour .
All kits come with wools to complete the design in half cross stitch . Some of the cushion sized designs and the pictures come with the background wools included .
we do state which .