This 3 1/2" scissors holding accessory is designed to be used on its own or placed in its special pocket of the Leverett Cabinet Accessories Case. The piece is inspired by gloves, which were reportedly worn by Governor Leverett and acquired most likely in England. Similar to the original, a soft sand colored ultrasuede has been used to fabricate the tiny glove with machine stitched details. Applied to the glove is a gauntlet cuff, which is elaborately embroidered with gold metal and silk threads in an abstract geometric pattern reminiscent of the original.
The central medallions are satin stitched with Au Ver a Soie Soie d'Alger thread. Surrounding them are couched and applied metal threads such as purls, spangles, and an unusual new metal thread I collected in England. It consists of strands of black thread wrapped with metal so that a small amount of black shows through to give a more ancient appearance. While the embroidery techniques can be easily mastered on this piece, the excitement will come with working with a variety of new materials and discussing their origins.
To cap off the gauntlet, which is embroidered on both sides, a special reproduction metal lace has been found that gives the look and feel of the bobbin laces made in the 17th century. To aid the student, over 30 photographs of the embroidery and finishing in process were taken and are included with commentary on a CD-ROM in every kit.
Kit Contents: Instructions, CD Rom, Au Ver a Soie Soie d’Alger, linen, various gold threads, gold lace, paillettes, skirtex, and ultrasuede.
Size: 2 inches wide x 3-1/2 inches long