$ 400.00 - $ 590.00
ONLY 5 CLASS SPOTS LEFT
This sweet piece is a miniature nightcap from the Stuart Era about 5" tall. The life-sized versions of these pieces were often worked in professional workshops and could be bought at the Royal Exchange. This miniature example is worked in coiling stems using a variety of stitches such as detached buttonhole, trellis, and spiral trellis plus reverse chain for the gold stem. The main flowers are all worked in gilt sylke twist with the supporting elements worked in soie gobelin. The nightcap lifts off of its base and reveals an etui tower that holds needlework tools. The nightcap should be worked on a slate frame. The pricing is available with and without a slate frame. The frame provided, if purchased, is a 16" roller with 26" slats in maple and can be used afterwards to frame up a casket side if desired. For those who order a slate frame, your kit will be shipped with the frame to save on shipping/customs.
Size: Approx. 5" tall
Kit Contents: 40ct. Linen, soie gobelin threads, seven tubes of Gilt Sylke Twist, #371 gold thread, needles, and finishing materials. Finishing silk will not be the one shown on model but will be of an even more spectacular red silk brocade that coordinates with the cap's silk threads.
Course start date: August 1st, 2016 running six months, 100 spots in this course (12 spots left).
Lessons: There are six stitching/history lessons with pictures of spectacular historic embroidered nightcaps
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$ 330.00 - $ 342.00
This course will start October 1st, 2016 and last six months, kits will be shipped just previous to the start date. Passwords to the monthly lessons will be emailed on October 1st to every student. Please provide the best email when registering. If you want to pay in full, use the drop down menu above. Links to paypal subscriptions for a 6-monthly payments are below in blue.
This lovely design contains a padded lion worked in couched silk gimp over a velvet cut silk ovale hill. The mane of the lion is worked in both silk wrapped purls and silk gimps. Silk wrapped purl flowers decorate the edges of a parchment garland that is wrapped with silk ovale and silk wrapped purls. Small amounts of gold thread, gilt sylke twist and spangles accent the other design elements. All techniques will be taught in the course, no prior experience with stumpwork is assumed.
This design is 4 3/4" high by 6" wide as shown. The kit will include all the materials to make the project as shown in the finished picture. But, as many students who might decide to take the course are also embarking on an embroidered casket, a copy of the design with additional floral pieces is included in the course that will fit the top of a double casket perfectly and the linen included in the kit was lengthened to fit if you choose to go this route. For those who choose to extend the design, it is up to the student to choose/buy the materials and techniques for the added design elements.
The kit includes: Linen, needles, soie ovale, silk gimps, silk wrapped purls, gilt 1 1/2 twist, spangles, gilt plates, gilt sylke twist, beads, parchment, wool, and couching silk.
There are 100 spots (35 spots left).
$ 1,199.00 - $ 1,264.50
Class will start April 1st, 2017 (1st email will be sent that day with user/password)
The popular Part II of the Cabinet of Curiosities specifically treats needlelace stitches and the application to frequent classes. The course is a notebook course as described on this full page. The kits in the course include materials that are useful for stumpwork. But for those interested, there is a stumpwork mirror frame project set of instructions that additional materials can be purchased to work if desired instead of working test examples for your notebook.
The costs above include the first class shipping supplement to your region of the world for two kits. Customs are the responsibility of the receiver, know your customs laws. Kits will be shipped roughly at the 6 month and 12 month point.
Note: Cabinets will stop being made December 2020 due to the retirement of the cabinet maker, orders for desired cabinets should be made in advance.
$ 10.00 - $ 360.00
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The first running of this course will be taught a la carte as instructions only. It is up to the student to purchase the materials for the course separately (a full list of materials in not available at this time).
It is currently being run as a stitch-along, primarily for those who have been in a Cabinet of Curiosities course already and already own many of the needed threads through the course kits and Frostings boxes (a list of needed threads will be provided each month with where they may have already been supplied in other course kits to help locate in stash previous to purchasing).
A second running of the course will be held as a 'all-in-one' kit course, likely in late 2018/early 2019.
The course will be 24-months using the Harmony with Nature design worked on a short flat casket. An optional design for the top with a stitcher in place of Harmony is available, but the instructions will treat Harmony. Detailed project instructions for each side will be posted online every month along with any required stitch animations for stumpwork stitches used.
The finishing of the casket as well as interior of the casket will be a video presentation showing the step by step finishing. A special insert has been made for the lid of the box to increase the number of fun secret spots in this casket. As the course is being run a la carte, it allows the student a great deal of flexibility in choices to change parts of the casket if desired.