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Renaissance Cat

£38.50£77.00

Our Renaissance Cat tapestry kit was inspired by the famous woven tapestries in the Musée de Cluny in Paris, and the patterns on his body and in the border are an homage to those wonderful mediaeval tapestries.

Renaissance Cat tapestry is a majestic cat with a deep rose fleur de lis background and a blue millefleurs floral border. We feel that Renaissance Cat would be very much at home in a fine french chateau, but failing that a more modest abode with modern heating and fewer draughts would be acceptable.

Stitch Renaissance Cat on its own or as a perfect partner tapestry for Patchwork Cat. Renaissance Cat and Patchwork Cat both have a lovely balance of plain and patterned areas, making them a real pleasure to stitch.

Our Renaissance Cat tapestry kit was inspired by the fabulous woven tapestries in the Musée de Cluny in Paris. The patterns on our majestic moggie and in the border are an homage to those wonderful mediaeval woven tapestries.

We feel that Renaissance Cat would be very much at home in a fine french chateau, but failing that a more modest abode with modern heating and fewer draughts would be acceptable.

Stitch Renaissance Cat on his own, or as a partner for Patchwork Cat. Renaissance Cat and Patchwork Cat both have a lovely balance of plain and patterned areas, making them a real pleasure to stitch.

Kit Contents - Complete Kit

  • Each complete kit comes with a large red rope-handled bag with colour illustration for reference
  • Colour printed canvas (10 holes per inch)
  • Reference chart
  • A generous supply of Anchor tapestry wool to stitch the design in half cross or tent stitch
  • John James tapestry needle (size 18)
  • Stitch instructions for half cross and tent stitch

Kit Contents - Canvas Only

  • Colour printed canvas (10 holes per inch)
  • Reference chart
  • NO WOOL, allowing you to create your own colour palette and use up your own yarn.
  • John James tapestry needle (size 18)
  • Stitch instructions for half cross and tent stitch
  • Small red bag with colour illustration for reference

Design Size

Printed canvas area: 16" x 16" (41cm x 41cm)

Choosing a Tapestry Frame

A tapestry frame is not essential but using one will help to prevent your work going out of shape. It also makes it easy to resume stitching the next day or after a break. 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, giving you the flexibility to switch between projects if necessary.

Renaissance Cat will fit onto a 21" tapestry frame (CF219 or CF2112) if you trim the canvas slightly at the edges. Note: don't trim too close to the printed design area. Choose a slightly wider 24" frame (perhaps CF219 or CF2112) if you think you will stitch larger (wider) projects in the future.

See all our tapestry clip frames in our Frames and Accessories category, or call us on 01460 281111 or message kelly@jollyred,co.uk if you'd like advice before selecting a tapestry frame.

Additional information

Kit Options

Complete Kit, Canvas Only

Choosing a Frame

A tapestry frame is not essential, but does help to prevent your work going out of shape and makes it easy to resume stitching the next day or after a break. 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 Renaissance Cat, we recommend either a CF249 or a CF2412 frame.

Measurements

Printed canvas area: 16″ x 16″ (41cm x 41cm)