If you have always wanted an embroidered casket but are not sure of taking on such an enormous project, this kit was designed to allow people to make a sweet little trinket box, modeled off smaller boxes of the 17th century. The box can fit a number of small needlework accessories like scissors and needles. This kit has everything needed to work a 3" deep x 5" long x 3" high trinket box in tent stitch over one on a 24-count linen. The kit includes the wood trinket box, handmade archival covering papers, gilded edging paper, pink silk lining, brass escutcheon, gilt thread woven tape for the edges, linen, 32 tubes of Soie Paris and 6 tubes of a striped gimp thread. Detailed Instructions for full assembly of the box as well as glue and a brush are included as well as links to a video of the paper covering assembly. Gold acrylic paint for wood feet is not included in the kit, but is available at your local craft stores.
If you are interested in the Casket Stitch Along and using this project - email me so I can give you an invitation to the NING group.
There are only 100 of these kits as the Montrose Linen used is no longer available.
This project was inspired by the pincushion in the Martha Edlin casket using a different pattern but a similar color scheme. A small piece, 2" x 2.5", it is worked on 24-count Montrose Linen with Soie Paris threads. A perfect summer project as it requires very little counting and is large scale, it can be done on the beach!
Since the threads are from the Blue and Red Soie Paris collections in the Cabinet of Curiosities Kit, the shop offers both kits with and without the embroidery silks, for those who have them in their stash.
I am now just able to sell the silk velvet backs. Those who have Montrose Linen for their casket or a piece of linen at a close count, the velvet will make a lovely backing!
$ 2.00 - $ 175.00
An elegant set of needlework necessities that are carried in their own silk basket, just in time for Easter! The needlework is done in cross stitch over one on 36ct linen and complimented by Marsha Brown Smith's inventive finishing.
The kit includes all the finishing materials including the wooden bottom and brass feet (except a manila folder and matt board). A bunny shaped thread winder is included as well. A limited number of thread winders are available.
Family register samplers became popular on the East Coast during the last part of the 18th century into the early 19th century. Ittenerant painters traveled up and down the coast, drawing family trees for hire. One artist had his paintings replicated in needlework by a unknown school in the Middlesex region of Massachusetts. The majority of the known samplers of this style were made by girls from Lexington or Watertown.
This needlework nibble is in support of the new tree samplers acquired in 2014 by the Lexington Historical Society that are in need of conservation. $5 of each kit sale will go to the conservation effort.
The kit contains the finishing materials including check silk, ultra suede, ribbons, and doctors cloth. A limited number have the mother-of-pearl buttons or you can use your own.
The instructions for the sampler are not in the kit but are available online.
$ 10.00 - $ 360.00
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