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Thistle Threads

Double Casket with Five Senses Design (Starting April 2020)

$ 6,085.00

Thistle Threads

Double Casket with Five Senses Design (Starting April 2020)

$ 6,085.00

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There will be 10 of these caskets available - none are left.  I am awaiting the arrival of the reproduction linen used for this project and will ship thread/linen/slate frame by April 2020.  

If you are interested, email me to be put on the wait list in case a casket becomes available.  tricia@alum.mit.edu

This kit will include:

  • 165 tubes Soie Paris
  • 20-count Montrose Linen
  • Slate frame
  • Needles
  • Double Casket with Brass Hardware (Tin is shown and no longer available)
  • Turned wood feet (shown in pictures vs. video)
  • Cream and Purple handmade finishing papers
  • Pink lining velvet and silk
  • Purple edging papers with gold stampings
  • Gold woven edging tapes for interior and exterior of casket
  • Italian beeswax rubbed marbled paper
  • Antiqued mirror
  • Old fashioned tacks and silk ribbon 
  • Finishing tools (brush, relay, micro spatula, scraping card)
  • Wheat paste
  • Brass inkwell and pounce pot

The online instruction will include:

  • 18 graphs for the panels
  • 20+ hours of finishing videos to cover the casket with the finishing papers and adhere the embroideries to the sides.

If you like the look of this casket and it is outside your budget, There are some small trinket boxes with tent stitching as the project - this is sold as a kit and there are about 50 of them left.  The trinket boxes are 3" x 5" x 2.5" in size and can hold scissors and some threads next to your stitching table.

  • Casket is: 11.5" wide x 8" deep x 12" high with feet
  • Worked in tent stitch over 20-count linen
  • It is designed to be worked over a 24-month period.  There are only 1 out of 10 spots for this course and it is not planned on being run again as the cabinet maker is retiring next year and these are all the boxes I will get.  
  • The course will tentatively start on April 1st (subject to arrival of linen from weaver) with user names/passwords for the online materials sent that day.    
  • There will be between 3-4 shipments for the course.  The linen, slate frame and the threads will be shipped first.  The second shipment will be the finishing papers, glues, tapes, etc. A third shipment will include the box   Box sizes are different and not all items can be shipped in one box.   The shipments are timed to correspond with payment milestones.
  • The instructions are released one lesson a month online.  All previous lessons remain open after a new lesson is released.  An email is sent on the 1st each month to remind you to log in.
  • You stitch at your own pace.  There is an online forum (NING) which all students past and present in Thistle Threads courses use as a discussion and Q&A forum.  Pictures can be posted.
  • Orders paid in full will have access to all lessons and materials shipped earlier, taking into account issues with near-holiday shipping and the casket making schedule.  Materials are only shipped after students have been given fair warning with an email so they can be on the look-out for boxes and give notice of vacation holds. 
  • US shipping is priority mail.  Overseas shipping is first class mail except for the wooden box which will come priority mail. Customs duties are the responsibilities of the student.  I can not ship marked 'gift' or 'educational materials'.  * If you live in a country with iffy postal system (South Africa, some of Asia, and South America) there will be a surcharge for delivery with courier and I am happy to look into this with you, email me.
  • Please do not email me with requests for box only, patterns-only, box building instructions, or to reprice the class without items you already have.  The answer is no.  Why is the answer no?
  • There are 64 double caskets that have been set aside for new students who learned late about the Cabinet of Curiosities because my cabinet maker is retiring in 2020, I would not be able to supply a casket later.  Currently those 54 are being reserved for the Four Seasons Stumpwork Casket. There will absolutely not be any more double caskets beyond this as we have used up the locks we manufactured as well.  It was an amazing and fleeting project.

If you are interested in taking the course or finding out more, email me at tricia@alum.mit.edu