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This geometric mosaic was discovered in Lincolnshire by Abraham de la Pryme in 1699 and was recovered for preservation as there were concerns over security. An anxious remark by George Stovin who first reported the 1747 discovery at Winterton helps to explain the high priority placed on mosaics and highlights their vulnerability:

“It is certainly the most curious peece of antiquity that ever was found in this county, and I wish you could see it, for [I] am affraid the country people will deface it”.

Information and images of mosaics were published in Vetusta Monumenta which made clear how antiquaries came to realise the crucial importance of illustration. The one surviving room of Roxby villa has been measured at 10.6 square meters, making it 'one of the largest rooms in a villa in Britain'. The Roxby mosaics were created by itinerant groups of artisans, and may be linked to others known in the region and the province of Britannia as a whole. Neighbouring examples have been removed for displayin museums but the Roxby one was left in situ, reburied and remains there still. So, again, in stitching this project, you bring a hidden gem back to life.


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 (15.5" x 15.5").


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

Roxby 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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