Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Frostings Club

Tricia Nguyen has announced her Frostings Club is now open for signups. 
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-frostings-club-is-open.html

Tricia described the Frostings Club this way-- "Call it the Frostings Club. That is the working title at the moment. A club where you sign up for a year at a time and a box arrives every three months with a curated selection of threads, fabrics and trims that are useful in 17th century embroidery. Some are sourced from obscure manufacturers, some custom made. Many would be one-run only - once in a lifetime to get. The anticipated quarterly cost is under $100 and would come in a special collector box."

The club is not the traditional club we needlepointers are used to.
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2015/09/what-is-frostings-club.html

It is a way to encourage thread manufacturers to recreate historic threads for the modern needleworker by having a market for these threads.  As you can read in these links, this isn't easy to do.
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-kickstarter-for-historic-threads.html

These unusual threads will be particularly useful for those who are interested in reproduction embroidery, particularly 17th Century stumpwork.  But it's also a way to help thread manufacturers create something that hasn't been made in over 300 years.

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