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Best of British Handicraft Textiles: Appletons Wool


Beating the Lockdown Blues – tapestry kits and wool from Appletons Wool – all 100% British and guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Appletons Wool

Appletons supplies embroidery and tapestry wool available in over 430 colours, all spun and dyed in the UK and shipped to customers around the world. In addition to inspirational craft kits, Appletons Wool products are used for activities ranging from the completion or restoration of ancient tapestries to rug making, tapestry designing and restoration projects in churches and historic houses.

Appletons Wool

Their yarns are available in either crewel weight (2ply for embroidery) or tapestry weight (4 ply for tapestry). The first image shows a close-up example of both weights. Appletons Wool is available in hanks as well as skeins.