Here’s a little give-away that spans a few historical styles of needlework. It’s not a huge, multi-item give-away, but in itself, it’s rather meaty. We’ve got 17th century embroidery, 18th – 19th century Quaker-style sampler needlework, and finally, surface embroidery from the 19th / early 20th century – all in one give-away!. Hey, what more could you want??! (Rhetorical question!)
I thought it would be fun to group together some embroidery items by era and style and give them away to someone interested in all kinds of embroidery! And, if you’re only interested in one thing represented here, I suppose the rest would make good gifts to other needleworking friends.
It’s an odd mix of needlework-related goods, actually…
First, representing the 17th century, I’ve selected four blank cards from the Plimoth Plantation Jacket notecards. These are nice cards, printed on quality paper, and featuring up-close photos of motifs embroidered on the Plimoth Jacket. The four cards each feature a different motif, so you’ll probably have a hard time deciding which to keep and which to give away! They’d make great birthday cards, thank you notes, or what-have-you for anyone interested in textiles. You can view the designs on all the cards on Thistle Threads. 10% of each purchase of the box of cards goes to the support of the Jacket Project.
Representing the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in the style of Quaker samplers, here’s the Ackworth school memory book. This is a nifty little book where you can record your stitching. It has a zipper pocket in it, and various sleeves and pages for affixing stitch samples and so forth, as well as areas for writing commentary, some card threadwinders to cut out and use, some postcards that can be cut out and sent through the mail, and even little stitch diagrams for Quaker motifs. Neat little book! You can see inside the memory book on Needleprint, which is the publisher of the book. I happened upon a special on these not a year ago, so I picked a couple up, thinking they’d make good gifts.
And, moving into the late 19th and early 20th centuries, we’ve got a pre-printed vintage linen (in fairly good shape). These are from the box of linens and threads I wrote about the other day.
And two skeins of M. Heminway & Sons silk. If you’ve been itching to see this silk up close, here’s your opportunity to get your hands on some!
The skeins are in fairly good shape – still braided with tags – but you can see that the pink is having a bad hair day. Still, it’s usable, and it’s beautiful!
Needlework Giveaway Participation Guidelines
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What’s your favorite style and / or era of embroidery and why?
I’ll draw for a winner on August 14th at the end o’ the day, and I’ll let you know on the 15th who won. The winner will then need to contact me with a postal address. If for some reason contact isn’t made, I’ll re-draw for a new winner.
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