Contemporary Tapestry needlepoint kits and patterns.

Birmingham, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2012


Contemporary Tapestry needlepoint kits and patterns.

Birmingham, United Kingdom | 15 Sales

Announcement    Tapestry needlepoint Kits with a design-led edge!


Tapestry needlepoint Kits with a design-led edge!


tina francis

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tina francis


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About TinaFrancisTapestry

Sales 15
On Etsy since 2012

Tapestry kits with a design-led edge!

After a career in software and banking I decided to make a change, don't get me wrong I was not searching for something or finding myself none of that I just fancied doing something different.

I took a foundation course in textiles at Morley college for my end of year show I used embroidery transfers as the basis for print and stitch work. it was during this time that I bid on a box embroidery transfers on ebay. When I got the box home I discovered a whole womans life inside, from the knitting pattern for the most fashionable cardigan of 1959 to the baby bootee and then school uniform patterns, from the embroidered serviettes to curtains and cushions for the home - a whole life of love. It started me thinking about all the women artists who do not see themselves as such, seeing stitching and knitting and something they just do and how it really does not get the credit it deserves. I picked up a few half finished tapestry's in a secondhand shop learned how to stitch them by following what was already there and then decided that I wanted to create my own kits.

So there you go from a box of love to a fledgling business stitching on their shoulders.

Shop members

  • Tina Francis

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I love texture and i love print and so find that tapestry needlepoint ticks both of these boxes.

Production partners

  • Melamine Manufacturer

    Coventry, England

    A UK manufacturer

  • Imaging Centre

    Tonbridge, England

    Card and A5, A6 Book printers using artists own designs

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2016
Hi there and thanks for looking at my shop!

Here at Tina Francis Tapestry we believe that a tapestry is only as good as the sum of it's parts that's why all kits contain 100% new wool, John James Needles from Redditch, the canvases are Printed by Phoenix Designs in Devon UK, the canvases are top quality woven by Zweigart in Germany and all the boxing, printing of instructions and packaging is from here in the UK.

Bright bold colours which may be a little 1970's caravan for some of you are key to our designs.

Happy Stitching!

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Returns and exchanges
If goods are faulty then a full refund will be provided.
Goods not as expected we will provide a full refund including our postage costs which will have been billed to you.
Payment for goods listed must take place when ordered, all postage fees are also required.
An order can be cancelled up to 3 days after being placed, to cancel an order please email tina [!at] tinafrancis.co.uk or call me on +44 7979 854 649.
If the order has already been dispatched then the goods can be returned unopened once received and once back with us we will refund the full cost of the goods plus postage from our side. The postage for the return if is is a change of mind cancellation will lie with the purchaser
We aim to dispatch your goods as soon as possible, but at the very latest 3 days after the order the placed. This 3 day period gives you chance to change your mind regarding the purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I can create custom orders for printed kits in colours of your choice.