Collection Project: A Jacobean Gem
twill 50 x 50 cm
needles (sizes 18 and 24)
Blue shades: 152, 153, 154, 155, 156
Red shades: 202, 203, 204, 205, 206
Blue shades: 642, 643, 644, 645, 646
shades: 692, 693, 694, 695
the design and copy
it onto your fabric. Mount
the fabric into an embroidery frame
Work each area
of the design in alphabetical order. Each lettered area is also
divided into numbered sections, which should be worked in numerical
is stitched with 2 strands of Appletons Crewel Wool throughout.
for Jacobean work
work the 'furthest' (back) part of the design first, because
if the top areas are worked first, it is more difficult to
fill in the areas below. In this design the main stem is the
furthest part as many of the leaves and stems overlap it.
with threads no longer than 25 cm: longer threads will wear
thin as you stitch.
- To finish
a thread, bring the thread up to the surface of the fabric
in front of the area being worked and leave the thread hanging.
Begin a new thread as explained above and when the new stitching
reaches the old thread, cut off the loose thread.
leave loose threads hanging at the back of the work, as this
may become tangled and messy. Bring threads up to the surface,
even if they are to be used later in the project.
Size of stitched
area: 240 x 315 mm approx.
for closer view (85K)
is available from:
Appleby in Westmorland
Cumbria CA16 6TS
tel: 017683 53683
Wool is available from many needlework shops, including:
Voirrey Embroidery Centre
tel: 0151 342 3514
also offer a mail order service (contact them for details).