The Versatile Finishing of Victorian Bell Pulls

Tapestry Bell Pulls have adorned homes for centuries. Used primarily during the Victorian Era, Bell Pulls were often seen as a sign of wealth and prominence, frequently made with rich fabrics and intricate needlework. More recently, Bell Pulls have gained popularity as an item of beauty to have in your household. 
Victorian Flowers bell pull hanging on wall
For those who desire a more traditional needlepoint finishing style, attaching Brass End Fittings to your stitched piece creates a Victorian heirloom to enjoy for years to come, while maintaining the integrity of the originally intended design.
Victorian Flowers bell pull with black background and brass end fittings
Another approach to the Bell Pull finishing process is to stitch and join four of the designs to create a charming wall hanging or rug. This particular technique allows you to display all of your stitching in a single project.
Four panel bell pull needlepoint tapestry with simple border
The final finishing method is to stitch the Bell Pulls as a border for four of our 16” designs, allowing you to combine the compositions of multiple Elizabeth Bradley collections into one exquisite rug or wall hanging. 
Four panel needlepoint tapestry with bell pull border
Each of the Bell Pull canvases are printed with stitching guidelines for the multiple finishing options and ensure hours of project enjoyment. Shop the Bell Pull Collection today to create your next treasured Elizabeth Bradley project.


I have stitched 3 of the four bell pills. They are ALL LOVELY. I have framed them and hang them on very narrow walls between rooms or beside a closet.
They add interest to a forgotten wall. Narrow walls present a decrating delimma.
The colors are marvelous.

Eleanor Burkett May 03, 2021

I saw a bell pull made into a long pillow for a bed. It was stunning! I’m thinking of saving my pennies up and doing the same.

Toni March 17, 2020

I just received the Midsummer Bell Pull. The colors are truly beautiful and the design just lovely.
Computer screens do not show the colors in all their beauty. Looking over the design the colors seem to be very easy to understand and stitch. It is a joy to sort the colors and feel the softness of the wool. I am always surprised how much the wool fulls giving them a good shake and leaving them “hang out” in the open air over a chair back.

Susan Murry October 29, 2019

I’m looking forward to ordering the bell pulls as soon as I finish my
sampler project. Think the bell pulls are beautiful, and keep thinking about a sand colored background. In anticipation, Mary P.

Mary Power September 10, 2019

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