Designed with the stitcher in mind...
Whilst I feel some small areas of plain colour are nice to get your teeth into, large expansive single colour backgrounds are just plain boring to stitch! That's why each Felicity Hall needlepoint design is made up of smaller motifs and backgrounds have been filled with pattern. Each motif can be completed individually, meaning the design is gradually built section by section.
Each Felicity Hall needlepoint kit is handmade in the UK and includes...
Quality Zweigart 14 hpi canvas printed with the design and a strip of colour blocks down one side for you to use as a shade card, simply cut down the dashed line as indicated and match your wool to each corresponding block. The Appleton shade numbers are also listed next to each colour so that if you loose any wool it's easy to quote the shade code for a replacement.
Ample amounts of Appleton brothers 4 ply tapestry wool is included, enough to stitch with the basketweave technique. Only one strand of wool is needed in the needle for ease of stitching.
All wool is supplied in neat twisted uncut hanks, if there are two shades of a similar colour they will be already added to your shade strip.
Metallic Wool (where applicable)
The metallic wool supplied has been specially sourced not only for its sparkly nature but also for its soft textural quality, usually an uncommon characteristic of most scratchy metallic threads. You only need to use one strand in the needle for ease of stitching.
Not one but two quality John James tapestry needles- just in case you loose one! Keep both threaded if you're a speedy stitcher.
A welcome addition to any stitching enthusiasts sewing box, the needle threader provided is made from strong metal so it's perfect for threading thick tapestry wool. You'll be using it long after you've finished your kit!
Full instructions are provided including detailed diagrams of how to stitch using the basketweave technique and continental tent stitch, along with blocking instructions.
A colour illustration is provided for aid with colour placement, this can also be used as a chart.
Each Felicity Hall needlepoint kit is neatly presented in a contemporary transparent box making them ideal gifts, and easy to wrap too!
All Felicity Hall needlepoint kits are hand-packed with great care and attention using the highest quality materials. I have used all ethical UK suppliers- my canvases are printed in a little seaside town in Devon, my wool is from Edinburgh, needles are from a company in Worcestershire, boxes are from Leicestershire and my packaging is printed in Kent.
The canvases are printed using no solvents in either the printing or finishing process. The canvas involves extensive handling so I believe we have an ethical duty to protect the end user from the harmful solvents and chemicals found in many printing inks.
The transparent boxes that I use in my packaging are fully recyclable.