A Rat was traveling along the king’s highway. He was a very proud Rat, considering his small size and the bad reputation all Rats have. As Mr. Rat walked along he noticed a great commotion up the road, and soon a grand procession came in view. It was the King and his retinue.
The King rode on a huge Elephant adorned with the most gorgeous trappings. A great crowd of people followed the procession. They were so taken up with admiration of the Elephant, that the Rat was not noticed. His pride was hurt.
“What fools!” he cried. “Look at me, and you will soon forget that clumsy Elephant! Is it his great size that makes your eyes pop out? Why, I have eyes and ears and as many legs as he! I am of just as much importance, and- ”
But just then the royal Cat spied him, and the next instant, the Rat knew he was not quite so important as an Elephant.
A resemblance to the great in some things does not make us great.
The Elephant and The Rat
This kit is suitable for beginners.
You will use three core embroidery stitches: straight stitch, chain stitch and split stitch.
All you need is a pair of scissors, everything else is included in the box:
- The design printed on cotton twill
- A detailed guide on the embroidery stitches
- An easy to follow colour coded stitching plan
- All the thread you need on colour coded bobbins
- Several needles
- A tote bag to enable you to easily transport your kit
The finished design will measure approx 7" x 10" (18 cm x 27 cm) and fit in an A4 frame. We expect it'll take 1 months to stitch (depending on how addicted you get to sewing of course!). We recommend stretching and mounting the finished piece prior to framing.