Melbury Hill founder Sarah Stevens strives to design and produce the most beautiful of Crewel Work kits for all levels. We source the finest British materials for our Kits, Embroidery Rings Frames and Tools, Linen Twill and Appleton Wools from London. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website which is ever changing, follow the Blog for tuition, embroidery study visits and ideas to encourage the embroiderer to keep this art form alive.
The Rose Collector Printed Linen
Love our designs but want to use your own colours or threads, our hand printed Linens are ideal for you. Each design comes individually hand screen printed on beautiful quality Linen Twill we use throughout our kit range.
Design Size: 14cm x 17.5cm
Dabric Size: 3cm x 33cmShop Now
The Rose Collector Crewel work kit
A welcome addition to the Collectors collection. Wonderful little kit for a beginner to Crewel Work Embroidery but has had practice in surface embroidery or for the experienced embroiderer who just likes the design.
Rose's, we all love them, don't we, I've wonted add a rose to the collector collection for sometime, sentimental and a time honoured love token throughout the ages, the rose is always the center of the British garden in summer time.
Level: Intermediate. Seven Stitch Techniques.
Design size: 14cm x 17.5cm,
Fabric size: 33cm x 33cm
Kit contains: 100% Original Linen Twill, Appletons Wool, Needle, and full instructions.
A Jacobean Foxes Tale is a delightful addition to our new Melbury Hill Heirloom Range. This kit captures all the elements you come to expect form modern Crewel Work with a generous node towards a traditional Jacobean style. A Jacobean Foxes Tale offers a lovely range of twelfth stitches and techniques for you to really lose yourself in.
Recommend levels: This a great kit for stitchers who have experience with surface embroidery and Crewel Work or have worked our kits before and who would like to go to the next level.
Level: Advanced. Twelfth Stitch Techniques.
Design size: 29cm x 39cm,
Fabric size: 62cm x 48cm
Kit contains: 100% Original Linen Twill with the design and stitch direction hand printed on, 37 Appletons Wools skeins, 2 sized 24 chenille Needles, and full instructions with a photo of the finished design.
We are delighted to announce a new feature to our website. At the top of the home page you will now find a currency converter. This drop down menu will allow you to choose the currency you desire.
We take our environment seriously and want to do are bit, each box is made in the UK using recycled cardboard with water based coatings and adhesives making these boxes completely recyclable, and they won't cost you the earth, we've had them made to "Large Letter" size so the postage costs will remain the same.Crewel Kits
At Melbury Hill I’m delighted to offer a Conservation and Restoration service of historical and modern textiles alike, if you have anything from beloved Teddy Bear in need of TLC to a 1800c Ecclesiastical cope in need of a new lining and repairs I can help.
I have years of experience in conservation and restoration working on many interesting projects at my time at the Royal School of Needlework, which was the start of my interest in preserving the past for future generations to enjoy.
My previous and on going work in self employed has included to name a few: Repairing damaged sections on Cassocks and relining, re-lining and repair of embroidery on a 1900c Stoles, Repair and alteration of a 1900c Wedding Dress, Re-edging and stabilisation of a Victorian Patchwork Quilt, Upholstery of many projects like, drop-in seat pads, foot cushions, Chairs and cushions, to more fun projects like repairing Teddy bears and Dolls.
Contact us for a quote and talk through your requirements.
(Image close up of embroidery repair on 1900c Vestment)Contact Us
My first love is Embroidery and textiles, I studied at the Royal School of needle work, and graduated in 2002 gaining a Diploma with Distinction, since then I've worked free lance as a textile artist and teacher of embroidery and then run a little shop for five years, selling vintage, antiques and arts & crafts. I closed the shop in 2014, but now I have the time to do something I've always wanted to do, design textiles and embroidery kits.
I get a lot out of walking and getting about in the Dorset countryside, which is beautiful in this part of the world, so inspiration, thankfully, comes thick and fast, and usually from the most unexpected of places.
I’ve appreciated nature and everything that comes with it all my life, and what better way to celebrate these things then to immortalize them in my designs.