An elegant ‘E’ tapestry to stitch for a new baby or a young child, although we do know of one recipient of E for Elephant who was in his forties when his Mum made one for him! The Elephant tapestry features a central elephant, and a border of eleven eggs. There’s space to stitch a large single name, or add more details, eg date of birth and/or birth weight.
The finished tapestry can be framed as a picture or made into the centre of a larger cushion, or made into a book bag for a favourite bedtime book.
Each E for Elephant tapestry kit comes in a red rope-handled bag with colour illustration and includes:
- Colour printed canvas (12hpi)
- Reference chart
- Additional alphabet and numbers chart, with instructions for planning the name panel
- Generous supply of Anchor tapestry wool
- John James tapestry needle
- Stitch instructions for half cross and tent stitch
Choosing a Tapestry Frame
A tapestry frame is not essential, but will help to prevent your canvas from going out of shape. A frame also makes it easy to resume stitching the next day or after a break. We stock a tried and tested range of British made no-sew tapestry clip frames which are quick to assemble. As the canvas is attached by easy clips, you can easily switch projects if necessary. If going on holiday, just take off the side bars and roll up your canvas – hey presto, ready to travel.
For the A-Z Animals tapestry kits, we recommend a CF189 tapestry frame, as a smaller CF129 will be a bit of a squeeze. Choose a larger frame with code ending in ‘9’ if you are likely to stitch cushion sized designs in the future.
Printed canvas area: 7.5″ x 7.5″ (19cm x 19cm)