Just in case goldwork embroidery is somewhere on your New Year’s Resolution list, I feel Absolutely Compelled to let you know about a wonderful resource for goldwork kits and supplies.
It’s not a new resource – au contraire! – but you might not be familiar with their goldwork embroidery kits. And if you’re not, you might want to know that not only does this renowned company carry goldwork kits, but many of their goldwork kits just happen to be on sale right now.
What could be better?
But what really compelled me to announce this particular happy circumstance today is the fact that one of their kits is this magnificent goldwork crown:
And today being January 6th and the Epiphany – which makes me want to sing We Three Kings all day long – I thought the goldwork crown kit from Benton & Johnson perfect for today.
That, and the fact that it’s on sale. But I think I already mentioned that.
This is a kit for embroiderers who are already familiar with goldwork. If you’ve dabbled in goldwork and you want to take your skills a bit farther in 2015, it would be a great kit for you!
I ordered it. I haven’t seen it yet. But I do know this: B&J makes great goldwork threads. And they’ve been around for millions of years, so I’m absolutely confident it is a quality kit.
If you haven’t tried goldwork embroidery yet, but you’ve thought about taking the plunge, Benton & Johnson offers other kits, too, which are suitable for beginners.
I’m quite smitten with these three goldwork Christmas ornaments. I think they’re adorable:
The goldwork snowflake features spangles, pearl purl, and check purl; the goldwork angel features spangles, beads, pearl purl, and whipped plate; and the goldwork dove features pearl purl, checked purl, and spangles.
You can find these and other goldwork kits at Benton & Johnson in the UK. They do ship overseas, but keep in mind that the currency is listed in British Pounds Sterling, so, if you’re in the States, you’ll need to do a currency conversion to determine the price in US dollars. At the time of writing this, the crown kit is about US$44, and the ornament kits range from US$16.50 – US$18.30 – not bad at all for goldwork kits.
Unfortunately, the shipping is a bit steep…grumble, grumble. Sigh..
Of course, you can always make the shipping a little more worthwhile by ordering some of their delectable, colored, couchable metal threads while you’re at it. Oh, those peacock blues!
Grumble, grumble. Sigh. How do I get myself into these situations?
And on that note, have a happy “Little Christmas” and a glorious day!
PS. I’ll show you my kit when I get it!