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Friday, February 26, 2010

Going Stag

The workshop with Phillipa Turnbull continues to develop. Scratch my previous post about thistles and rabbits were going for bigger game "The Mellerstain Stag". Here is the workshop piece in its entirety though it is actually a part of a much larger piece from Phillipa, the Mellerstain FIreplace Screen. "Mellerstain Stag is a historic 19th century piece taken from the Mellerstain House in Scotland, the ancestral home of the Earls of Haddington". Stitches for the Stag include long and short "soft shading" laid and couched work, crewel stem, closed fly, padded satin and french knots. It is acceptable for all stitching levels. What sets Crewel Work kits aside from others on the market? Its the quality and integrity of materials included in each kit and the pieces are all based on existing historic pieces. They are lovely to look at but also have a story to tell, "not just another pretty picture".

The workshop piece is not available for sale and is exclusive to the Workshop.

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