The Restoration Pillow kit is replicated from a 17th Century piece that celebrates the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, which placed Charles II on the restored throne.
This generous and extravagant ‘Tree of Life’ design is a reflection of the new styles that prevailed in the third quarter of the 17th Century in England. The availability of beautiful wools, dyes and linen, the influence of foreign trade, and the desire for and the wealth to buy exquisite embroideries all combined to create the perfect era for crewel work.
Phillipa Turnbull has been producing beautiful embroidery kits for over 25 years. Her crewel work designs are based on the historic needlework she finds in the attics of British castles and country houses that she has spent her career exploring.
Kits from The Crewel Work Company all feature beautiful, traditional ‘Z’ Twist ‘Jacobean’ Linen Twill, made exclusively for them to the historic specifications of 17th century crewel work; full instructions, bespoke to each design; detailed stitch charts; the Essential Guide for Newcomers to Crewel Work; Plenty of embroidery wool in whole skeins plus speciality gold-plated and polished nickel crewel needles.
Design size: 15.5 x 17.5 inches, 39.5 x 44.5 cm
Linen size: 21 x 23.5 inches, 55 x 60 cm. Please note that cushion is not provided.
Stitches: Long and Short ‘as soft shading’, Lazy Daisy, Satin, Raised Satin, Crewel Stem, Closed Fly, Seeding and two variations of French Knots.
We offer free standard UK delivery on all orders over £50.
Orders up to £30 are charged a flat fee of £4.95
Orders between £30.01 and £50 are charged a flat fee of £6.95.
Usual UK delivery timescale (excluding custom prints) is between 5 and 7 working days from the date of dispatch. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. For custom print delivery pricing and timescales see below.
Royal Mail industrial action taking place in 2023 may have an impact on delivery times to all destinations both within the UK and internationally. These delays are out of our control.
We can also ship most items worldwide.
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Your prints and frames will be handmade by King & McGaw at their Sussex workshop.
Unframed orders are shipped within 5 working days (normally shipped next day).
Framed orders are shipped within 20 working days.
Further information on delivery timescales for custom prints can be found here.
If you are not completely satisfied with your item you may return it within 28 days for a refund.
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Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on custom prints unless they are faulty or we have made a mistake. Custom prints are exempt as they are made to order.