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While it is possible to visit the Fishbourne mosaics, sadly that is not possible with many of some of the finest of British mosaics examples.  Wellow, regrettably, falls into this category. Under the centuries of Roman influence, numerous very large and luxuriously appointed villas were built and intricate extensive mosaics were a testament to the wealth and cultural interests of the owners. Over the intervening years, the abandoned villas crumbled and their glorious floors were buried. Ploughing often revealed remains and enthusiastic antiquarians uncovered them, sadly with the frequent result that the exposed pavements were lost to weathering and breaking up by souvenir hunters. Luckily, some were recorded in detailed hand drawings which sometimes are the only record of the lost masterpieces. This is the case with Wellow in Somerset where a Roman mosaic was discovered in 1685 and recorded by John Aubrey. A second mosaic floor was discovered in 1737. In 1823 it was recorded by John Skinner in exquisite detail but tragically the floor was subsequently damaged and is now lost. In stitching the Wellow canvas, there is the satisfaction of resurrecting a portion of this lost chef d’oeuvre.


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 38cm x 38cm (15" x 15").


P&P discounts apply if purchasing more than one item at a time - please contact me to enquire. Shipping times abroad will be longer than in the UK. For shipping to the Channel Islands, please select the UK as the destination.


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

Wellow 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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