A collaborative project between Becky Hogg Embroidery and The William Morris Society.


Strawberry Thief was first produced in 1883 and was inspired by William Morris's observation of the thrushes creeping under the strawberry nets to steal the fruit in the garden of his Oxfordshire home, Kelmscott Manor. It remains one of his most popular designs today.

Now you can have your own little piece of the pattern in the form of a Strawberry brooch or decoration made with delicious metal threads in red, gold, pink and blue.


In this hand embroidery kit you will learn stitches including Couching, Cutwork loops and Pearl purl edges, and finish it off with 3D silk purl leaves in the blue of the original print. Once complete the embroidery can be cut out, backed and made into a decorative hanging or brooch measuring approximately 3.5x5.5cm.

Clear illustrated and photographic step by step instructions will guide you through this hand embroidery project and includes everything you need to start.


This kit was designed in collaboration with The William Morris Society williammorrissociety.org


All the kits are designed by Becky Hogg Embroidery and produced by hand in the U.K.Kit includes – Wooden hoop, Calico, Sewing threads, Vilene, Brooch pin, Red Passing thread, Gold Pearl purl, Soft pink purl, Gold wire check purl and needles, all packaged in a stylish hand screen printed gift box to keep everything safe.


This kit is suitable for all levels, but not advisable for children as it contains small parts.

Metal Thread Embroidery Strawberry Brooch Kit