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Small Tinctorial Plant Kit



This cross stitch kit contains all you need to embroider a table of small tinctorial plants, derived from our spectacular Tinctorial Plants collection in the Museums and Heritage Collection.

Woad, Dyers rocket, madder and woodruff, indigo and parsley are all plants found on road sides and gardens.

Many tree leaves can also be used for dyeing, such as the walnut leaves forming the frame of this embroidery.

As for the little touches of pink in the leaves, these are not flowers, but cochineals!

These little insects (Coccus Cacti) give a whole range of magnificent colours from pink to the brightest of reds.

The full colour pattern chart is printed on large A3 sheets with all the necessary explanations.

It is presented in a Sajou pouch.

Size of motif: 180 points square.

When embroidered on 12 count/centimetre linen fabric the finished dimensions are 30 x 30cm.

This kit contains:

  • A 40cm square swatch of cyclamen embroidery linen
  • 12 cards of Retors du Nord embroidery floss: 2003, 2012, 2013, 2023, 2024, 2026, 2034, 2039, 2042, 2409, 2445 and 2749.
the full colour pattern chart printed on a large 60cm x 29cm sheet of paper.

Free shipping over $100 within the US!

A flat rate of $7 for all U.S. packages under $100. Most packages leave our Kensington, MD office within three business days of ordering.

We ship United States Post Office (USPS) First class or Priority.

If there is a problem or delay anticipated with your order you will be notified as soon as possible. If you really need the package quickly please contact us for Express shipping.

International Orders

All international shipping is the following flat rate USPS; high value packages are insured but any custom duties incurred in recipient's country are buyer's responsibility.

Canada and Mexico $15
Europe $19
Australia, Japan and other $24

NOTE: Orders of more than two books internationally might require surcharges on the shipping rates listed. If this is the case we will contact you for approval.

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