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Mosaic Pheasant Embroidery Kit
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A glittering rendition of one of Britain’s most colourful birds, using gold, silver and copper pearl purls.
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I grew up in Derbyshire and one of the distinct memories of my childhood is the call of pheasants, and the flash of jewel-like colour as male birds ran away at the sound of car or footstep. I always wanted to work a pheasant in embroidery, using raised work and metal threads. 17th Century embroideries invariably included exotic and colourful birds such as parrots and kingfishers. Sometimes these were realistically depicted in silk shading, others used intricate dimensional stitches to represent the array of textures to be found in feathers.
The design was also inspired by Roman mosaics which often depicted birds, including pheasants, which are believed to have been brought to Britain by the Romans. The stitches used are designed to resemble the tiny interlocking patterns of the mosaics.
The pheasant is first padded with layers of felt, then the various design shapes are outlined using gold, silver and copper pearl purls. These shapes are filled in with different patterns, using a mix of silk-wrapped purls and silk gimp (specially made for me in the UK), metal spangles and tubular metal purls. The border is worked in Or Nué, using coloured silks to couch down metal threads, revealing a pattern as you work. The hillock uses felt padding overlaid with metallic mesh ribbon, with beads and French knots.
|31.5 × 22.5 × 1.7 cm
Kit Contents - Mosaic Pheasant
- 100% linen base fabric with design pre-printed
- Pre-printed felt padding
- Fine 100% silk-covered gimps, made for Jenny in the UK
- Non-tarnish metallic passing and tambour threads, made in the UK
- Gilt, silver-plated and copper pearl purls, made in the UK
- 2mm silver-plated and gilt spangles
- Glass seed beads and seed pearls
- Silk-wrapped purls, made for Jenny in the UK
- Smooth coloured metallic purls
- Metallic mesh ribbon
- Space-dyed cotton perle, hand-dyed in the UK
- Copper sequin
- Polyester sewing threads
- Mini beeswax
- All needles required
- Detailed fully-illustrated instruction manual
Extra Kit Information
Each kit is designed with your stitching joy in mind and is lovingly created for you over many hours by our tiny family team in the UK.
Every material you could need to complete the design, however small, is included in carefully labelled packets. Some kits include over 100 components!
We use only the very best quality materials, and many are made for us by specialist craftspeople sourced by Jenny throughout her career, and hailing from around the globe. Jenny’s skilled family members are often commandeered to make various bespoke components which could never be found otherwise.
Once you purchase a design, we want to you to enjoy and finish the project and therefore are always on hand to answer queries, however small or daft you feel they may be.
The highly comprehensive instruction manuals are written and hand-illustrated by Jenny, rather than using generic stitch diagrams. These are full of the tips and tricks required to express stitches and designs at their very best.
All design shapes are pre-printed on to the various materials included in your kit, to ensure that you have accurate design shapes to work from and can progress straight on to the embroidery without having to transfer the design yourself.
We also aim to provide various items for display or construction of the finished embroidery, allowing you the satisfaction of framing the piece yourself or turning it into a more unusual item such as a bag or book.
I hope that this special design will provide you with a VIP ticket to ‘Jennyland’, an all-consuming experience which will transport you a world of stitching pleasure and imagination. Enjoy!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES MY KIT INCLUDE?
Your kit includes all the fabric, threads and needles required to complete the design, together with a highly comprehensive illustrated instruction manual, written and drawn by Jenny. All threads are carefully packaged and labelled to denote where they are to be used in the design. We suggest you have a look through all the components to familiarise yourself with the complete kit before starting work. Where relevant, kits also include the materials required to construct the completed embroidery.
WILL I NEED ANYTHING ELSE TO ENABLE ME TO COMPLETE MY KIT?
Yes, but only basic embroidery equipment. A list of the items required can be found in the front of your instruction manual. All items can be purchased from our website. If you have any queries about equipment, please feel free to contact us for advice.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE KIT?
Most of our kits are designed for embroiderers with some experience, but the instruction manuals are extremely comprehensive and will teach you all you need to know.
If you have any difficulties, or need advice on the difficulty level of a certain kit, you are welcome to contact us.
I FIND TRANSFERRING DESIGNS ON TO FABRIC DIFFICULT
Don’t worry, the designs are all pre-printed for you!
CAN I POST IMAGES OF MY KIT/WORK ON MY BLOG/SOCIAL MEDIA/WEBSITE?
We will be delighted if you wish to show images of this project on your blog/social media/website, as this often inspires others to have a go! However, as a courtesy, please do let me know if you plan to do this, and be aware that blogging of techniques, step-by-step or close-up images, either of the project in progress, the instructions, and the kit contents, is an infringement of copyright. Please always credit the design source and always include Jenny’s website and contact details so that those reading your blog can get in touch. Please highlight any infringements of this copyright which you observe from others.
I AM STRUGGLING WITH A SECTION OF THE DESIGN
One of the most important aspects of buying a kit from us is that you have direct contact to Jenny by email and she will be happy to assist you and provide advice. We cannot always answer within the hour but we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are really struggling and need more help, we can arrange a lesson for you or to complete the section for you.
I AM MISSING A COMPONENT IN MY KIT OR HAVE RUN OUT OF A THREAD
We do our absolute best to ensure these situations don’t occur, but your kit is made by humans rather than machines and we do occasionally have a senior moment! Please feel free to let us know and we will be happy to supply more.
I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY WORK AND WOULD LIKE TO RE-WORK
We totally understand this – most embroiderers incline to perfectionism! While we sadly can’t provide more materials for free, please just let us know what you require and we will be very happy to supply more.
MY DOG/HUSBAND/HOOVER/SOFA/CAT/GOLDFISH ATE MY THREAD!
It happens! Not a problem. Just let us know what you need
and whilst we can’t send these for free, we are more than
happy to supply more.
MY THREAD IS DIFFERENT TO THAT IN THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DESIGN
Thread colours may vary somewhat due to dyeing processes and can appear different in reality due to photographic distortion. Due to limitations posed by suppliers, we also reserve the right to substitute project materials with suitable alternatives to those illustrated if absolutely necessary.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT NEW DESIGNS?
Please go to Jenny’s website where you can join the mailing list to find out about all new releases. We promise only to send you relevant embroidery-related news and not to pass your details to third parties.
CAN I SUBMIT MY WORK TO A CRAFT SHOW OR COMPETITION?
We are delighted if you have enjoyed working the project and would like to submit your piece to a craft/country show competition etc. Please do let Jenny know if you are doing this as she would love to hear how you get on. Please always credit the design source and always include Jenny’s website and contact details so that people viewing the piece can get in touch.
CAN I TEACH THE DESIGN TO OTHERS?
If you have enjoyed working the project yourself and would like to share this with friends or wish to work the design with your students, you are welcome to contact Jenny for more kits. The kit and accompanying instructions must otherwise not be copied, reproduced or taught in any form without prior permission. This will otherwise infringe copyright. Multiple kit orders are welcome and can be supplied on a wholesale basis by arrangement. Please contact Jenny for more details.
I WOULD LIKE HELP WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OR DISPLAY OF MY FINISHED WORK
Excellent news. We hope you have enjoyed the journey and are delighted with the finished result! If you would like help with mounting or finishing the design, please feel free to get in touch. If you would like to order a frame, box or similar for displaying the finished piece, please visit the webshop.
To complete this kit, you will require the following equipment which can be purchased in the webshop by following the links below:
PLEASE NOTE that those items marked * are ESSENTIAL, whereas the other items are beneficial but NOT essential:
- *8” bound embroidery hoop
- *A suitable stand to support your hoop, allowing both hands to be free for working (floor stand/seat stand/table clamp)
- Curved tip scissors
- A second pair of curved tip scissors to reserve for cutting metal threads
- *A fine beading awl for making tiny holes
- A mellor for guiding threads into place and laying threads smoothly
- A velvet lined tray to hold beads / metal threads (small or large)
- Thimble if you like to use one