Developed in the town of Mountmellick in Ireland in the 19th century, this type of whitework is characterised by plants and flora and is typically worked on cotton sateen fabric with matt white cotton of differing thicknesses. This particular design by Cathy measures approximately 7.5" x 5" and is of a climbing hydrangea, using typical stitches such as padded satin, coral knot and Mountmellick stitch. Suitable for those with some experience of stitching. As a guide, it is helpful if you are already familiar with stem stitch and French knots. You don't need to have any experience of Mountmellick embroidery.
View YouTube Tutorial Clip here.
Together with an online YouTube tutorial, the kit includes cotton sateen fabric, Mountmellick cotton embroidery threads, crewel & chenille needles, colour photograph, full instructions and stitch key.
To complete the project you will need an 8" embroidery hoop and embroidery scissors.
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