Crewel work kit ~ SCARLET GLORY


The embroidery design measures 25cm (10") square.

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Crewel Work    * LEVEL 2 *

Scarlet Glory is suitable for embroiders with some experience. This is an ideal project if you are familiar with the basics of crewel work and are looking to further develop your skills.

Crewel embroidery was historically used to decorate large bed hangings with extravagant floral patterns. I wanted Scarlet Glory to look as if it was perhaps a fragment of a much larger piece. The colour palette of burnt orange, terracotta and pinks gives it a warm, contemporary appearance.

The embroidery is stitched onto Italian linen, using 25 different embroidery stitches to create textures and patterns within the design. The stitches used in this project are a combination of basic and less common embroidery stitches to add interest and variation.

The detailed instructions and diagrams will help guide you step by step through the project however, you might find it helpful to have a stitch directory at hand – I always do.

The shape and size of the panel is perfect for a square pillow, which is what I did with mine. It would look equally stunning framed or make a fabulous large work bag.

I hope you will get as much pleasure embroidering your Scarlet Glory as I did.

Happy Stitching, Anna

Kit Contents


*  INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with detailed, step by step instructions and diagrams

*  Pre-printed, ivory Italian linen, 45cm (18″) square

*  19 shades of Appletons crewel wool

*  3 needles

Please Note: This kit does NOT include supplies to make the pillow shown – You can find the FREE instant Download for the Simple Edge Pillow Pattern HERE



* 50cm (20”) wide slate frame

* 90cm x 1.5cm (36” x 5/8”) wide cotton tape

*  strong thread for lacing
*   30cm (12”) embroidery hoop with deep sides and the inner ring bound

*   Embroidery scissors



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‘Scarlet Glory’ Crewel Work pillow

I used my Simple Edge Pillow pattern and made my Scarlet Glory into an eye-catching pillow.

You will find the FREE instructions as an Instant Download HERE

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