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English Summer Butterflies needlepoint kit


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This kit contains all you need to recreate this beautiful embroidery, an Edwardian love letter to the English countryside. English Summer Butterflies was originally designed as part of a panel in 1914 by Grace Christie, the first embroidery teacher at the Royal College of Art.

The kit includes a 100% cotton canvas printed in full colour, all the yarns required (100% pure new wool), a needle and an easy-to-follow guide. 

• Materials: 100% cotton, 100% pure new wool, metal
• Dimensions: 16” x 16”, 41cm x 41cm
• 12 holes to the inch


16” x 16”, 41cm x 41cm


100% cotton, 100% pure new wool, metal

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6-10 working days
Rest of World
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Custom prints


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Custom print delivery (UK only)
£9 per order – or FREE for orders over £60
6-10 working days
£15 per print – or FREE for orders over £60
6-10 working days



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