The Longtailed Bird kit can be made as a standalone sampler to impressive effect but the design works really well as a panel on a cushion cover.
The pack includes a linen/cotton mix fabric panel with a printed design, showing clearly where to sew the decorative stitches. There is also a guide to show the embroidery stitches required. The kit comes complete with embroidery threads in seven colours to finish the project.
If you wish to make it into a cushion cover there are instructions to guide you. You will have to buy a cushion insert 30 x 50 cm, and some fabric of your choice for the backing.
Finished embroidery is approx 30 x 50 cm.
Nancy Nicholson grew up surrounded by different forms of visual art, and it remains her passion. Her father Roger Nicholson was a noted wallpaper designer and fine artist in his own right. Her mother also worked in textiles and was a leading figure in the revival of stitch crafts from the 1950s through to the 70s.