Metalwork Embroidery Woodpecker Kit
In this kit you can make a stylish Woodpecker design, embroidered in 4 Metalwork techniques over layers of craft felt.
The Woodpecker is worked Metalwork, a technique seen throughout history on pieces such as haute couture garments, ceremonial and military dress, and ecclesiastical furnishings. Its richness and opulence was a symbol of wealth and power, and fine examples can be seen on the Queens coronation robe as well as high fashion today.
The Woodpecker has Silver, Black and Pewter metal threads worked in a variety of stitches including Couching, Or Nue (couching with a colour) and Cutwork, all traditional skills in this beautiful style of embroidery. The embroidery is then finished off with a piece of wood veneer on which the Woodpecker is perched!
Clear illustrated instructions will guide you through this hand embroidery project, which once completed can be mounted and hung in the little wooden hoop provided.
The finished bird embroidery measures approximately 9x5cm, and the wooden hoop is 11cm diameter.
All the kits are designed by Becky Hogg Embroidery and produced in the U.K.
Kit includes: Woodpecker design printed onto linen, White and black craft felt, Grey sewing thread, 11cm Wooden hoop, x4 Stranded cottons, Silver and Pewter passing thread, Silver pearl purl thread, Black purl, x1 Sequin, Red suede, Wood veneer, x1 Embroidery needle, x1 Chenille needle, Ribbon for hanging and Illustrated instruction booklet.
Kit materials come in a hand screen printed gift box 160x240x20cm.
This kit is suitable for all levels, but not advisable for children.