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!
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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