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The Box and Crosses design is inspired by one of the famous mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace, a world class Roman site in the UK. That there were Roman remains was known from the nineteenth century but the extent of the site was not discovered until an excavation in the 1960s by Barry Cunliffe. This revealed the largest domestic building north of the Alps, believed to be the home of the British King Togidubnus. This remarkable complex represented a vivid and impressive demonstration of Roman style designed to contrast with the more modest indigenous buildings.  The original black and white geometric mosaics were created by craftsmen probably brought over from Rome and will have been a striking expression of wealth and privilege. This mosaic was just 18 inches below the surface when found, and the only damage to it seems to be just ordinary wear and tear, as small areas in the north and south panels have been patched. Mosaics were made of individual pieces called tesserae cut from local stones. Here, chalk and shale are the components of this floor. At a later date this floor was divided by a wall and which regrettably impairs what would have been the original perspective. The needlepoint design seeks to give an impression of the beauty of the wonderful original.   


All the Sussex Stitches mosaic inspired kits use Zweigart 10hpi canvas, printed by Deightons, with a colour key in the margin and Appleton’s wool. The finished projects can be made up into cushions or framed for display.

Finished size 40cm x 40cm (16" x 16").


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All my kits are packaged using recyclable and/or biodegradable materials where possible.

Fishbourne Mosaic Needlepoint Kit

  • I make every effort to ensure everything is of the highest quality and workmanship, and packaged accordingly.


    If however, an item is faulty and you would like to return, please notify me within 14 days. Once the item has been received back (in the original unused condition) a replacement or refund of the cost of the item and your postage can be arranged. If returning an item, please include details of your name, address and telephone/e-mail contact.

    If you are not satisfied with your item I will happily refund the purchase price once the item is returned and deemed to be in a re-saleable condition, provided it is returned to me within 30 days of receipt (in the original unused condition), postage paid by the sender. Always ask for a Proof of Posting Certificate, as we will need a copy of this should your parcel get lost in the post.  I do not refund delivery postage or return postage should you not be satisfied with the item.

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