The Crewel Work Company are almost ready to launch the Muncaster Bed Hanging Kit which will replace The Glasgow Bedspread Crewel Work Kit as it comes to the end of its limited edition. Both kits are made up entirely of Appletons wool.
The inspiration for the new kit was the crewel work bed hangings at Muncaster Castle. The bold, energetic colours are deep and robust and the absurdly over-sized tumbling leaves filled with yards of unimaginable angles of long and short stitch are quite the treat for anyone with an irrational love for Jacobean embroidery. Phillipa Turnbull has always dreamed of creating a kit from these hangings so that the collection at Muncaster may be experienced by all.
Like its predecessor, The Glasgow Bedspread, this kit will may take months, maybe years to finish and will require a new frame.
Phillipa, Laura and their team have been working tirelessly to produce all you will need to recreate an ambitious 40 x 60 inch design of the original 4 poster bed hangings from an original 17th Century bed hanging in Muncaster Castle. The Pennington family have given exclusive permission to The Crewel Work Company and 10% of each kit sale will benefit Muncaster Castle and the wonderful embroidery collection held within.
For more information and to register your interest in this kit, please go directly to The Crewel Work Company website: