Cleopatra’s Needle has been designing and manufacturing tapestry kits since 1991. Located in the Scottish Highlands, Cleopatra’s Needle specialises in designing smaller kits appealing to beginners and experienced stitchers alike.
In March 2017 Cleopatra’s Needle were thrilled to be asked by Highgrove Enterprises (Prince Charles’s charity) to design two tapestry kits featuring original artwork of Highgrove House and Gardens. Highgrove House is the family residence of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The Royal Gardens at Highgrove have been created with imagination and passion by HRH the Prince of Wales over the last 35 years and are opened annually to visitors to enjoy this much-loved inspirational setting. Artist Sheila Smithson has painted vivid scenes from the garden which have been adapted into tapestry kits exclusively for Highgrove by Cleopatra’s Needle. “Highgrove House & Wildflower Meadow” uses 19 colours of Appletons Tapestry wool and “The Sundial Garden” uses 21 colours.
It has taken several months of planning to ensure that the designs were ready for their August launch and beautiful kits are now available to buy online through the following website: