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Appletons Wool used for charitable causes

31 January

The Materialistics are a group of needlework enthusiasts who came together in 2010. The group made excellent use of wool donated by Appletons that we were unable to use to make pouches, wooly hats and mittens for charitable causes. The pouches were made in response to an appeal on Facebook from the Australian Animal Rescue […]

Brenda Sortwell – The Needlewoman

19 December

Brenda Sortwell is a textile designer and teacher of embroidery who works primarily with Appletons wool and sells embroidery kits through Etsy. Brenda was approached by Inspirations Magazine this autumn with a request to showcase some of her designs in their magazine. The first design that will be seen in the magazine in the autumn […]

‘The Wave’ – By Elizabeth Radcliffe

04 November

Elizabeth Radcliffe began her working life as a screen printer at the famous tapestry studio, The Dovecot, in Edinburgh. Elizabeth was inspired by the tapestry weavers working in the same building and she went on to study at Edinburgh College of Art in the Tapestry Department. Elizabeth did very little weaving until retiring. Since then, […]

Appletons Wool is now available in the West End

01 October

Since 1902 MacCulloch & Wallis have supplied the fashion trade with fine fabrics and trimmings and we are very pleased that they are now stocking Appletons Wool! Appletons Wool is available to buy either online or in the shop situated in the ‘heart of theatreland’ at 25 Poland Street. www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk      

Allermuir Tapestry Project

17 September

Andrew Crummy is the designer of well-known large-scale tapestries, including The Great Tapestry of Scotland, The Mount Felix Tapestry, The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry and The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. These tapestries are community art projects that have involved over 2,000 stitchers globally and have exhibited in numerous venues including Scottish Parliament, Westminster Hall, Stirling Castle, […]

Appletons at Beaconsfield Autumn Fair

11 September

Appletons will be at the Autumn Fair in aid of Action Medical Research for Children at Hall Barn in Beaconsfield on Thursday October 10th 2019. We will be selling our range of tapestry kits which have been designed exclusively for Appletons by four of Britain’s most popular designers to fit our theme of ‘Best of […]

Quaker Tapestry – Have you seen Pickles?

22 August

Pickles Hedgehog is the latest addition to the Quaker Tapestry Embroidery kits and cards. Pickles Hedgehog uses Appletons Wool and is a beautifully embroidered original design by Bridget Guest, inspired by the Quaker Tapestry stitches and technique. The kit contains 22 pages of easy to follow guidelines, thread, colour guide, photographs and ‘top tips’ from […]