Shepherd's Bush Christmas Stocking Kit HARRY

From Shepherd's Bush, this is Harry's Christmas Stocking.


"My Grandfather, Harry, died when I was three years old. I only have skittering recollections of him which have created an aura of fondness which I cherish. Three things bring him back to me in a startle of memory: pipes, Hershey Kisses, and Christmas Trees. I have his photograph on my piano and I look at it sometimes and try to bring him back in my mind. But the best I get, is a flash of warmth and remembered toddler happiness. Recently I found a picture - an old tin type - taken of him when he was about 12, and there was my Peter staring back at me. So this stocking is for Harry, for the Christmas trees he spent days decorating at my Grandmother's ballet studio, for the tiny chocolate gifts, for the comforting smell of pipe smoke, and for the lingering pieces of his soul which yet float in a woman's memories and a child's eyes." - Tina Richards Herman, designer



Product Details (as per sample)

Linen Cut Size: 18" x 24"

Stitch Count: 113 x 173

Suggested Fabric: 18 count linen 

Stitches Used: Cross stitch, back stitch.



Your Shepherd's Bush Christmas Stocking Kit for Harry includes:

Harry Leaflet

Harry Charm Pack

1 x Bohin #20 Tapestry Needle

Required threads:*


DMC Perle 5 Cotton:

  • Ecru
  • 223 Deep Rose
  • 224 Medium Rose
  • 644 Dark Creme 
  • 645 Deep Grey
  • 647 Light Grey
  • 738 Butter
  • 739 Pale Butter
  • 823 Navy
  • 841 Brown
  • 902 Burgundy
  • 931 Blue
  • 934 Deep Green
  • 3051 Medium Green
  • 3053 Light Green

DMC Perle 8:

  • Ecru


Your kit does not include the backing fabric or the finishing of the embroidery into the stocking, but you are welcome to ask us about our professional finishing service. 


Feel free to contact us if you would like to make any changes to the kit. 

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