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Thistle Threads

A Peacock for a Casket

$ 120.00

Thistle Threads

A Peacock for a Casket

$ 120.00

A two month course using lacets (small flat braids) to embellish a small stuffed peacock (3" long).  The tail and body can be used as a pin and needle keep.  The lacets are stitched together along their edges to form shapes, making flowers or animals; resembling needlelace but at a much lower amount of effort.  In the 17th century small animals and flowers were formed in this way as well as small elements on stumpwork, some were found in caskets.

The kit contains the lacets, silk thread, silk purl, silk fabric, stuffing and muslin and contact paper needed to make the peacock.  

The course starts on September 1st.  Kits will be shipped the first week of the course.  User names and passwords for the online instructions will be mailed on September 1st.  The second, and last lesson, will be posted online on October 1st.  The instructions can be saved to your hard drive as pdf files or printed for use.  (38 spots total for the course because of material availability).