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The Lion in Love - Embroidery Kit by Fabled Thread

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£85.00 GBP
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£85.00 GBP

To coincide with the exhibition The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story, these embroidery kits are stories 'told with needle and thread'.
Designed and made by London based Fabled Thread.

These finely crafted kits give you everything you need to stitch timeless tales. Their striking, storytelling designs were inspired by Aesop’s fables.

- Takes approximately one month to complete.

- Suitable for beginners.

- Includes three core embroidery stitches: straight stitch, chain stitch and split stitch.

- Presented in an attractive and reusable book-shaped box

- Materials included in the kit: The design printed on cotton twill, A detailed guide on the embroidery stitches, An easy to follow colour coded stitching plan, All the thread you need on colour coded bobbins, Several needles, A tote bag to enable you to easily transport your kit

- Additional equipment required: Scissors.

The finished design will measure approx 7" x 10" (18 cm x 27 cm) and fit in an A4 frame. We recommend stretching and mounting the finished piece prior to framing.

The Fable

Lion in Love fable

A Lion fell in love with a beautiful maiden and proposed marriage. The maiden’s parents did not know what to say. They did not want to give their daughter to the Lion, yet they did not wish to enrage the King of Beasts.

At last the father said:

“We feel highly honored by your Majesty’s proposal, but our daughter is a tender young girl, and we fear that in the heat of love you might possibly do her injury. Might I venture to suggest that your Majesty should have your claws removed, and your teeth extracted; then we would consider your proposal again.”

The Lion was so much in love that he had his claws trimmed and his big teeth taken out.

But, when he again came to the parents of the young girl they simply laughed at him