The Mellerstain Parrots


The Mellerstain Parrots is taken from an original Arts & Crafts Firescreen within the embroidery collection at Mellerstain House in the Scottish Borders, reproduced by special permission from The Countess of Haddington. The full version of the firescreen is available as an advanced (Level 3) kit. Although the design is complete without any additions, I have left enough space so that, if you wish, you can embroider a date or signature between the acorn cups at the base of the design to celebrate a special occasion.

Design size: 26.25 x 25cms



Padded Satin, Satin Stitch, Closed Fly Stitch, Crewel Stem Stitch, French Knots, Long & Short as ‘soft shading’

Kit includes:

  • Design printed on Linen Twill,
  • Appleton Crewel Wools,
  • Easy-to-follow, detailed illustrated step-by-step instructions
  • Detailed, full size stitch chart showing the exact location of every stitch and colour
  • Beginners booklet, "The Essential Guide for Newcomers to Crewel Work", including handy hints, getting started, needle threading and other embroidery tips
  • One each of bespoke gold-plated and polished nickel crewel needles