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The Last Posting Dates For Christmas

United Kingdom.

Royal Mail, 1st Class, Wed 20th Dec. Royal Mail Special Delivery, Thu 21rd Dec.


Royal Mail International Standard & International Tracked & Signature, Mon 11th Dec.

Australia & New Zealand.

Royal Mail International Standard & International Tracked & Signature, Wed 6th Dec.


Royal Mail International Standard & International Tracked & Signature, Sat 11th Dec.


Royal Mail International Standard & International Tracked & Signature, Wed 13th Dec.

For more dates to other Countries please send me a message.

This Christmas at melbury hill

Crewel Embroidery Kit Noel Hare

Noel Hare is a fun re-imagining of our Melbury Hill logo and largely
influenced by my love Scandinavian folk art, the simplicity and colours
traditionally used in these uplifting designs can't help lift the
spirits. Noel Hare is lovely as a decoration for Christmas or at any
time of year around the house, can be made up into a decoration,
(instructions on how to make into a decoration are included) or as a
flat textile to be made into a cushion or framed to your own taste.
Seven easy and fun Crewel Work techniques, great for those who have
worked surface embroidery or Crewelwork before and looking for something
a little different.

Level: Intermediate or Beginners to Crewel with experience on surface embroidery. Seven Stitch Techniques.
Design size: 13.5cm x 13.5cm,
Fabric size: 24cm x 24cm
Kit contains: 100% Original Linen Twill hand printed with the design and stitch directions, Six Skeins Appletons wools, 2 sized 24 Chenille
needles, full instructions and a picture of the finished design.

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New 'Cavalier King Charles III'

Crewel Embroidery Kit Cavalier King Charles III

I enormously enjoyed designing this kit to celebrate the Coronation of our Horticulturalist and environmental loving Monarch, King Charles III. I pictured Highgrove gardens and the majesty of a Cavalier surrounded by the Gardens beauty in summer time.
A perfect little kit for embroiderers who have worked our kits before
and would like to extend there embroidery skills, I have scaled this
kit as Advanced but I always recommend having fun with Crewel Work, why not practice the techniques on separate fabric first before committing the the main design.

Level: Advanced with Nine stitch techniques.

Design Size: 16cm x 17cm.

Fabric Size: 33cm x 33cm

This kit contains: 100% Linen Twill, 19 skeins of Appleton Wools, 2
sizes 24 Chenille Needles, and full instructions with a colour photo.

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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