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APPLETON BROS


For the last 180 years, the family firm of Appleton Bros has been producing fine quality tapestry and crewel wool. Based until early 2013 in Chiswick, London, near the river Thames, Appletons has moved more recently to the village of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, near the historic market town of Thame (see contact details). Although the firm is no longer family owned, the essence of the company remains the same, with the quality of the wool and personal attention to detail being of paramount importance.

Appletons reputation has been built up over generations by selecting the finest English wools from the wool markets in Bradford, Yorkshire, and having them spun in the UK into either 4 ply tapestry or 2 ply crewel wool. Tapestries made from it last generations, and Appletons is particularly proud to have been involved with the recent completion of the world famous Bayeux Tapestry as well as the Prestonpans tapestry and the ongoing Great Tapestry of Scotland (see Appletons Wool in Action).

Appletons wool is dyed to 423 different shades, all of which are available in both tapestry and crewel weights. Some of the colours are the original shades used by William Morris in his designs and still popular today. More modern shades have been developed over the years and a mixture of these are used by a variety of tapestry and rug designers around the world.


 
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Appleton Crewel Hank

White

Price:     $ 7.45



 
Appleton Crewel Hank 747

China Blue

Out of Stock
 
Appleton Crewel Hank 748

China Blue

Price:     $ 7.45



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 142

Dull Rose Pink

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 292

Jacobean Green

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 293

Jacobean Green

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 603

Mauve

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 696

Honeysuckle Yellow

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 705

Fesh Tints

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 751

Rose Pink

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Crewel Skein 855

Odd Shades - Dull Gold

Price:     $ 2.20



 
Appleton Tapestry Hank 357

Grey Green

Out of Stock
 
Appleton Tapestry Hank 502

Scarlet

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Appleton Tapestry Hank 505

Scarlet

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Appleton Tapestry Hank 603

Mauve

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Appleton Tapestry Hank 647

Peacock Blue

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Appleton Tapestry Hank 691

Honeysuckle Yellow

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Appleton Tapestry Hank 695

Honeysuckle Yellow

Out of Stock
 
Appleton Tapestry Hank 705

Flesh Tints

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Appleton Tapestry Hank 855

Odd Shades - Dull Gold

Out of Stock
 
Appleton Tapestry Hank 935

Dull Mauve

Out of Stock
 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 101

Purple

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 104

Purple

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 105

Purple

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 106

Purple

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 227

Bright Terra Cotta

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 242

Olive Green

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 251

Grass Green

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 402

Sea Green

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 421

Leaf Green

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 453

Bright Mauve

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 462

Cornflower

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 475

Autumn Yellow

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 547

Early English Green

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 548

Early English Green

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 745

China Blue

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 765

Biscuit Brown

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 767

Biscuit Brown

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 832

Bright Peacock Blue

Price:     $ 2.40



 
Appleton Tapestry Skein 956

Drab Fawn

Price:     $ 2.40