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A Colonial Sewing Set


This charming set consists of a paper-mache wallpaper tray with attached pocket and a cherry wood pincushion.  The pocket and the pincushion each feature a lovely basket of flowers using many different stitches.  The pocket also features a small sampler alphabet with flame stitch on each side of the basket design.  Silk ribbon loops on the pincushion allow the top to pull off and inside is the perfect place to house a thimble.  It is lined in the same beautiful silk as the pocket.  The cherry wood pincushion is a reproduction of an antique pincushion in Merry’s collection and is made exclusively for her along with a matching 3” wood ruler.

All supplies for stitching and finishing are included in this kit except the scissors.  Stitches used in this project are Tent Stitch ‘over one’, Cross Stitch ‘over one’, Smyrna Cross Stitch, Detached Chain, Closed Herringbone, Small Diagonal Rococo, Rococo Stitch and Nun Stitch.  Stitched on 32-count linen with silk threads and hand dyed floss.  Kit includes paper-mache wallpaper tray (7” x 5 ½”), cherry wood pincushion and ruler, silk fabric and ribbon.