Rare Medieval Stained Glass Window Repro Counted Needlepoint Kit

Rare Medieval Stained Glass Window Repro Counted Needlepoint Kit


Manufacturer :  Ehrman Anchor Glorafilia Etc

Availability : In-Stock



A sumptuous traditional counted needlepoint pattern derived from an original medieval design in the Canterbury catherdral and revived for you today to enable you to make an elegant and personalized cushion, picture or to cover a favorite chair seat or footstool. The Smithsonian museum cites that most of the glass panels were installed at the cathedral as part of a rebuilding effort following a fire in the year 1174. But newer archelogical analysis finds that several actually date to before the fire, meaning they were probably in place when soldiers serving Henry II murdered Thomas Becket at the cathedral's altar in December 1170 ; an amazing piece of history for you to enjoy creating with your needlepoint artistry.  Worked in luxurious Appleton crewel wools, counting the design from a chart for accurate re-creation of this iconic stained glass detail  this British masterpiece is an heirloom you'll be able to pass on for generations to come!

Note* This is an excellent cross over piece for counted cross stitch enthusiasts who would enjoy working with wools on canvas mesh, the traditional choice for seat covers, footstool covers, etc. The needlepoint stitches chosen for this design are half  cross stitches, worked from a counted chart so there is little or no learning curve for the cross stitch enthusiast to work this classic design!

Size: 14" x 14" (35.5 x 35.5cm)

Kit Contains: Presorted Appleton crewel wools, blank 10/20 penelope mesh canvas, chart,  instructions. There is sufficient wool to complete the counted needlepoint design in half cross-stitch a Proudly made in the U.K.

Manufacturer: Arch Needlepoint Valerie King (U.K.)

Condition: Vintage New