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Online Catalogue : Mary Jane Collection
Crewel Kits
Crewel Kits
Crewel embroidery has retained its popularity from the 17th and 18th centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. Crewel is suitable for everyone, including those who have never done needlework before, but would like to. The freedom of crewel gives the possibility of individual artistry.
Mary Jane Collection have designed these kits, making it easy to learn the techniques and experimenting with stitches used in many other forms of embroidery. The designs are easily worked using the soft pliable silk and wool "Impressions" yarn from the Caron Collection and stitched on Linen Union
Mary Jane Collection Charts
Mary Jane Collection Charts
Blackwork Kits
Blackwork Kits
Blackwork embroidery using black thread was popular in the Sixteenth century. It was used on articles of clothing and household linens.
The Mary Jane Collection designs include traditional Blackwork patterns interpreted within a range of Jacobean designs. Some of these kits have a special feature of a printed outline on 28c or 14c fabric enabling the design to have gentle curves.
The latest samplers and nostalgic accessories take on a modern form,using colours. These designs are charted.
Stumpwork Kits
Stumpwork Kits
Stumpwork, also known as raised work, originated in the mid 17th century. Today it is becoming as popular again. This form of needlework covers a wide variety of techinques and stitches. Its padded shapes and applied motifs give the work a three dimensional appearance.
Mary Jane Collection have introduced eight themed designs inspired from the hedgerow to cover all the introductory techniques of Stumpwork, in a range of needlework accessories for everyday use.
Goldwork
Goldwork
Goldwork is frequently used for ecclesiastical embroidery. Thread made from gold or gilt metals wound round silk is used in a variety of techniques including couching. Gold embroidery was at its height in the Middle Ages. It has had a revival with the use of other modern and contemporary threads such as silver, copper and aluminium.
The Mary Jane Collection goldwork kits have a floral range which includes introductory techniques and experimenting with various metal threads.
Silk Ribbon
Silk Ribbon
Silk Ribbon Embroidery is an age old form of embroidery with a new look revival. The special qualities of pure silk ribbon is the flexibiliy and ease to drape the surface. Silk ribbon is suited to the numerous styles and techniques for all the skill levels of an embroiderer.
Mary Jane Collection silk ribbon designs are inspired by flowers of their native countryside and their own welsh garden.
Cross - Stitch.
Cross - Stitch.
Cross stitch is universally recognised.Worked by the counted thread method it consists of two diagonal lines of equal length crossing each other in the middle. This stitch is found on numerous decorative household articles as well as clothing. Mary Jane Collection have included in their cross stitch samplers and pictures, stitching with various overdyed threads and highlighted with a variety of button and charm embellishments.
Tea Towels
Tea Towels
We have two designs The Stitchers Alphabet and Although you find our house a mess.
"The Stitchers Alphabet" tea towel is the same design as the cross stitch sampler . " Although" has 3 sampler sayings plus alphabets.


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