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“I just want to say thank you for making my cushion up so beautifully and in time for me to enter it into my local show on Saturday. It’s always such a pleasure visiting you and I look forward to coming over in the autumn to purchase my winter project and a new frame too!”

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Rainbow Heart

£8.75£17.50

Rainbow Heart beginner tapestry kit is a delightful mini needlepoint patchwork of hearts in rainbow colours. Once stitched, Rainbow Heart can be used as the centre panel in a cushion or book bag.

The complete tapestry kit includes colour printed canvas, whole skeins of Anchor tapestry wool, a needle and threader and clear instructions. Choose the Canvas Only option if you have a lot of your own wool to use up.

Rainbow Heart is the perfect starter tapestry for a young child, and the simple striped background and pink heart will help to build up confidence as he or she stitches.

The completed Rainbow Heart tapestry can be made into the centre of a larger cushion or bag, framed as a picture or made into a panel of a book bag.

As a rough age guide, Rainbow Heart is suitable for children age 7+.

Kit Contents - Complete Kit

  • Red rope-handled bag with colour illustration
  • Colour printed canvas (10hpi)
  • Eight whole skeins of Anchor tapestry wool
  • Reference chart with additional alphabet chart, and stitching instructions geared towards complete beginners
  • John James tapestry needle (size 18)
  • Needle threader
  • Clear instructions for half cross stitch

Kit Contents - Canvas Only

  • Red rope-handled bag with colour illustration
  • Colour printed canvas (10hpi)
  • NO WOOL
  • Reference chart with additional alphabet chart, and stitching instructions geared towards complete beginners
  • John James tapestry needle (size 18)
  • Needle threader
  • Clear instructions for half cross stitch

Design Size

Printed canvas area: 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)

Canvas size 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm)

Choosing a Tapestry Frame

A tapestry frame is not essential but using one will help to prevent work going out of shape as well as making it easy to resume stitching the next day or after a break. Children may find it easier to focus on the tapestry if they aren't also having to physically hold on to the canvas as they stitch.

We stock a good range of British made no-sew tapestry clip frames which are easy to assemble. The canvas is attached by sturdy clips, so the canvas doesn't have to be sewn on to the frame.

Which size of frame is best for a beginner? For Rainbow Heart starter kit a 12" wide CF129 frame is a good size. If you may want to stitch a larger design in the future, choose one of the wider frames with code ending in '9' and place your canvas in the centre of the frame when you stitch it.

See all our tapestry clip frames in our Frames and Accessories category.

Additional information

Kit Options

Complete Kit, Canvas Only

Choosing a Frame

A tapestry frame is not essential, but is a good idea for beginners as it leaves both hands free for stitching. We stock a good range of British made no-sew tapestry clip frames which only take a few minutes to assemble. As the canvas is attached by clips, the frames allow you to switch between projects if necessary.

For Rainbow Heart, we recommend a CF129 frame but choose one of the larger frames with code ending in ‘9’ if you think you will stitch larger projects in the future.

Measurements

Printed canvas area: 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm), canvas size 10″ x 10″ (25cm x 25cm)