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The Peacock and The Jay - Embroidery Kit by Fabled Thread

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£65.00 GBP
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£65.00 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

The Peacock and The Jay

A Jay, tired of being alike to all other Jays, dreamed of being something different.

On finding a peacock feather, he imagined what he could be.

Strapping feathers to himself he strutted back to all the other Jays.

But they quickly discovered he was no peacock and just another Jay. Laughing at his silly behavior they advised him: "It is not only fine feathers needed to make a fine bird".

Fine feathers do not make fine birds