Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Silken Trinket Box

If you have been drooling over Tricia Nguyen's classes on how to make reproduction 17th Century stumpwork boxes but the prices are a bit more than you can justify, there's good news. Tricia is going to have a class on a smaller and simpler box, done in tent stitches on linen, but using many of the same materials used for the fancier stumpwork boxes and mirrors.  You can read about the kit and class on her Thistle Threads website and on her blog.
http://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/products/silken-trinket-box

http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2017/01/join-stitch-along-with-trinket-box.html

But don't dawdle.  There are only 100 box kits available as the linen that covers them is no longer available.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 10, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Mythic Crafts: New Source for Slate Frames UPDATED AGAIN

If you are in the market for a well-made slate frame, then you'll want to look over the Etsy shop of Mythic Crafts AB.  Tanja Berlin, trained at the Royal School of Needlework, raves about these Canadian products.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MythicCraftsAB

These are completely hand made.  You can even have them engraved with your name or stitching motto.  Very very nice!

UPDATE:  Mary Corbet reviews and raves about this brand of slate frame here.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2017/03/slate-frame-for-embroidery.html

MORE UPDATES, this time from The Unbroken Thread:
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2017/03/16/story-mythic-crafts-slate-frames-part-1/

http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2017/03/17/give-away-story-mythic-crafts-slate-frame-part-2/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 15, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.