Appletons Tapestry Wool

Appletons WoolsWe stock over 400 shades of Appletons 4 ply tapestry wool in hanks (55 metres/ 60 yards/ 25 grams) or half hanks. 

1 hank = 6 skeins.

We also stock every shade of Appletons 2 ply crewel wool, available in hanks (164 metres / 180 yards / 25 grams) or half hanks. 

If you know the shade number, put it into the search box top right corner, otherwise scroll down and click on the colour range.  If we don't have  sufficient in stock we can order it for you. Appletons use a 3 digit shade number, take the first two numbers of the series then the colour number i.e. 101, 292 etc.

If you require more than 20 different shades, please call 01339 884430 or email a list of the numbers and quantities ( and we will contact you. (The shopping basket has a limit and you will not be able to complete the order.) 

Enlarge the photos by clicking the magnifying icon in the middle of the photo then click the little 'cross' icon in the top right corner to see the shades but please note: due to differences in computer screens the colours on the website should be used as a guide only. If you are trying to match colours to complete a project please feel free to send us a sample and we will match for you. Or, we now sell a boxed set of swatches  a valuable resource, presented in 4ply wools but the 2ply crewel shades are identical. 

Use Appletons wool for Beth Russell's William Morris designs. 

We can also convert Elizabeth Bradley, DMC and Anchor wool shades into Appletons colours!

Appletons wool is spun and dyed in England using pure British wool. It is hard wearing, moth-proofed and long lasting ensuring your needlepoint will last for generations. 

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