Royal Deeside LandscapeCleopatra's Needle has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing tapestry kits since 1991. Founded in Scotland, it is now located on beautiful Royal Deeside on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park.

Cleopatra's Needle has a long-standing commitment to its core values of quality, service and ethical trading and supplies major UK department stores; art galleries; gift shops as well as independent retailers and enthusiastic stitchers around the world.

All our designs are exclusive with much of the inspiration coming from our beautiful environment.

Lyndsay MacEwan

The company is owned and managed by Lyndsay MacEwen who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business.

Kate Manders is our 'New Product' Designer. Having been involved with Cleopatra's Needle for over 10 years, Kate has been responsible for many of the designs on the website. Nicola Tong has joined the team and is responsible for kit making and keeping the workshop organised.

Brenda Sturrock is our expert sample stitcher. Many of the photos on the wesbite are of Brenda's beautiful handywork.

We also offer a design service to organisations, companies and charities. Cleopatra's Needle has worked with the Courtauld Gallery in London to create 'The Bloomsbury Group' Collection, The Harbour View Gift Shop in the Falkland Islands to design and manufacture the Falkland Island Penguin range. Launched in August 2017 were two kits commissioned by Highgrove Enterprises one of Prince Charles's charities. The designs are based on original artwork of Highrove House where The Prince of Wales lives with The Duchess of Cornwall. We have also designed two sampler kits for Fishbourne Roman Palace based on the Roman mosaics of the Sea Panther and Sea Horse. 

For more information about our bespoke design service or about opening a trade account please.

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Lyndsay MacEwen

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