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Embroidery Kit - Mary Seacole


An embroidery kit for beginners featuring a design taken from my original hand drawn pen portrait of British-Jamaican business woman and nurse, Mary Jane Seacole (1805-1881).


4" and 6" hoops available - please select from the drop-down menu.

Kit includes:
- x2 Needles
- DMC embroidery thread (black, white and purple)
- 4" or 6" wooden Elbese hoop
- Pre-printed Melino linen (93% cotton, 7% linen)
- Felt circle for backing (purple)
- Stitch & Colour Suggestions
- Stitch Guide
- Short Bio

** Please note that all instructions are in English **

Re-sale and distribution of either the patterns, finished hoops or instructions is prohibited.

Collect the whole Up The Women set!
Sophia Duleep Singh
Sylvia Pankhurst
Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary is also available as a Wooden Pin Badge and an Art Print.


Mary Jane Seacole (1805-1881) British-Jamaican business woman and nurse who set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War.Her work in Crimea was overshadowed by Florence Nightingale's for many years.


She has been better remembered in the Caribbean, where significant buildings were named after her in the 1950s and she was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991. By the 21st century Seacole had become a much more prominent figure in the UK and she was voted into first place in an online poll of 100 Great Black Britons in 2004.

Mary Seacole Embroidery Kit