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 firstname.lastname@example.org