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Petite Treasures

Several years ago while antiquing I found a child’s or miniature cutlery tray from about the turn of the century, late 1800’s.  I handed this wonderful petite tray over to the extraordinarily talented carpenter who makes my wooden thread holders, thread winders, pincushion box and the lovely Diminutive carrier.  He has reproduced the tray exclusively for me to the exact precision of the original.  I chose walnut for the wood and it is indeed a treasure to be filled with more treasures.  The petite tray measures approximately 4” x 3”.


Included in this special set is a needlebook, a pinkeep, a scissors holder, a silk button/thimble bag and a mini walnut ruler with a stitched decorative fob.   When all the accessories are placed in the tray, which is lined on the bottom, it can then be slipped inside the beautiful silk bag with decorative stitched pulls.

All supplies for stitching and finishing are included in this kit except for the scissors.  Stitches used in this project are Feather Stitch, half Buttonhole Wheel, Cross Stitch ‘over one’, Smyrna Cross Stitch and Nun Stitch.  Stitched on 32-count linen with silk threads.  Kit includes walnut tray, walnut mini ruler, vintage buttons, vintage pins, silk fabric and beads.