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'The Auricula collector' this spring

my own personal collectors favourite and in this design I've combined
two elements I enjoy Art Nouveau art work and horticulture. I've grown
these historical and fascinating little plants for a decade, bring no
end of joy every spring. 

Recommend frames for your project, Seat Frame 10inch , Table Clamp 10inch and Embroidery Hoop 10inch

Level: Intermediate. Eight Stitch Techniques.
Design size: 12.5cm x 18.5cm,
Fabric size: 33cm x 33cm
Kit contains: 100% Original Linen Twill, Appletons Wool, Needle, and full instructions.

Also available is the pattern printed on Linen Twill, The Auricula collector, Printed Linen

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New to Melbury Hill

Printed Linen ' The Auricula Collector'.

Our range of Printed Linens are a great option if you 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 which we use throughout our kit range.

Design Size: 12.5cm x 18.5cm

Fabric Size: 33cm x 33cm


Spring with 'The Narcissi Collector'

Eight simple Crewel Work stitches great for a beginner to Crewel
Embroidery, the kit will take you through some of the most interesting
and satisfying aspects of Crewel Work. I loved designing The Narcissi
Collector I've wonted to use a Daffodil "the symbol of unrequited love"
in a design for sometime and this design is a definite nod towards Art
Nouveau tile designs from the early part of the 20th century which I've
enjoyed adapted for a textile design.
Level: BEGINNERS. Eight Stitch Techniques.
Design size: 15.5cm x 17cm,
Fabric size: 33cm x 33cm
Kit contains: 100% Original Linen Twill, Appletons Wool, Needle, and full instructions.

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Our eco-frendly packaging

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

Conservation and restoration Service

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.

Sarah Stevens

(Image close up of embroidery repair on 1900c Vestment)

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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.

Sarah Stevens