Thistle Threads

Gentleman's Glittering Nightcap

$ 400.00

Thistle Threads

Gentleman's Glittering Nightcap

$ 400.00


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

If you prefer to pay monthly instead of in full using the drop down buttons above (then click the shopping cart icon at the top of page to checkout), then use these links for subscriptions:

6 months USA ($66.66/month)

6 months USA with Slate Frame ($90/month)

6 months Canada ($69.16/month)

6 months Canada with Slate Frame ($94/month)

6 months Rest of World ($71.66/month)

6 months Rest of World with Slate Frame ($98.33/month)