Sunday, March 9, 2014

Greetings from the 17th Century

If any stitch guide writer or needlepoint teacher is on your Christmas list, I know what to buy them.

If you have a lot of money to spend, enroll them in the Cabinet of Curiosities class from Thistle Threads so they can learn 17th Century needlelace and stumpwork techniques, all of which are totally new to me.
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2014/02/needlelace.html

Thistle Threads also has done a class on the tiny beaded baskets that often were made to go in those fabulous caskets.  Here is a taste of stumpwork for one of those baskets.
http://ladysrepositorymuseum.blogspot.com/2014/02/making-up-beaded-stumpwork-figure.html

http://ladysrepositorymuseum.blogspot.com/2014/02/beaded-stumpwork-angel-continued.html

If you have a limited budget, get this book from Jacqui Carey for them.  It covers stitches popular in the 16th and 17th Centuries.  It astounds me what our stitching ancestors have to teach us if we listen.
http://www.careycompany.com/elizabethan-stitches.html

Can you imagine what Tony Minieri would do if he got his hands on this stuff?!!?!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
@ Copyright Feb. 18, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

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