|19th Centruy Thread Stand|
Although I have had a summer rich in quilt study, I have been spending more time with my collection of antique needlework tools.
There is a Facebook page, Antique and Vintage Sewing Tools. It is a closed group, but you can request to join in the sharing and fun. I resisted FB for a long time - and still use caution. I will continue blogging!
This is a thread stand I posted there.
19th Century - original pin cushion cover.
Three small legs. A wonderful old American piece.
German made scissors, strawberry emery and silk thread spool added for the photo op...
|Silk thread - Queen Stitch|
I have also been doing some counted thread embroidery. This long term project is an online class by Jackie, from It's Fine-ally Finished. This is all queen stitch on 36 count linen - so one queen is 1/9th of an inch. This section is the bottom of a tiny shoe thimble holder.
I completed the silk box that holds all of the pieces. I went long too and purchased the scrimshaw accessories and Dovo scissors.
The rest of the hand embroidery is completed and I see my self finishing the assembly on a snowy day this winter.
The set is all embroidered in silk threads.
|It's Fine-ally Finished Petit Trianon|
This is part of the set, you can see how many little pieces I have yet to assemble. With Jackie's classes she provides all the materials, instructions and support to finish the complete set.
She even surprised us with a beautiful cameo and accessories to make a handkerchief holder. BONUS! and oh, so wonderful!
This session is closed but she has many great upcoming classes and events.
I've also been working on applique projects I will be sharing soon! Not to mention the pieced graduation quilt that MUST get done...stay tuned.
Have a great week!