Winstanley’s 1st Lighthouse Blackwork Embroidery Kit or Pattern
Winstanley’s 1st Lighthouse kit is part of The Eddystone Lighthouse Series I designed based on the lighthouses built 11 miles off Plymouth Sound in the UK on the Eddystone Reef.
Over the years lighthouse designs were improved as new lighthouses were built to replace the damaged ones.
Henry Winstanley’s 1st Tower was built in 1698. It suffered weather damage in the winter of 1698 – 1699. The light was also often obscured by spray breaking over the top of the tower, so in the following spring he built his second larger, more ornate design, covering the first.
Often these two lighthouses are classed as one. I thought that the designs were different enough to warrant two separate pieces of embroidery.
This design is ideal for anyone, from a beginner to an expert in any form of counted embroidery.
Apart from a sewing frame/hoop and scissors, this kit is ready to use as soon as you receive it in the post.
- 200 x 109 stitches on 28 count evenweave (stitched as 14 count)
- Approx. 36 x 20cm / 14 x 8 inches
Contents of Complete Kit
- A full list of instructions including a colour pattern of the Outline and Fill patterns
- Fabric: 28 count white cotton evenweave or 28 count white Linen by Fabric Flair
- Size: Approx. 48cm x 30cm (19 x 12 inches) (This gives a 2 inch border of fabric around the edge for framing.) Fabric bound on all the edges to prevent fraying.
- Pre-sorted Anchor Stranded Cotton and Pearl thread on a colour printed thread card.
- Size 24 and Size 26 Tapestry Needle by John James