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.