9/7/2013 A Lady’s Worke Box Workshop

A Lady's Worke Box

A Lady’s Worke Box

On Saturday, September 7th, Ellen Chester will teach the workshop A Lady’s Worke Box at the Wheaton Community Center.  The class time is 8:30 to 4:30.

Project Description: Needlework, both plain and fancy, at one time played a very important role in the daily life of many girls and women. Therefore, a sewing or worke box was a cherished possession because it was a place to safely store needlework items.

In this class, you will make two embroidered panels and a silk lining for a wooden worke box. You will also make a needlebook with a Jacob’s Ladder binding, a pincushion, a three-sided scissors weight, and an embroidered panel for a wooden hornbook threadholder.

Stitches Used: alternating double backstitch, backstitch, closed herringbone, cross, cross stitch over one linen thread, cushion (traditional and reverse slant), diamond eyelet, double-sided Italian, four-sided, herringbone, mosaic, plaited cross, Rhodes, Rhodes heart, rice stitch variation, smyrna cross, tent, tied half Rhodes, and zigzag stitch.

Kit Contents:  In addition to photos and detailed directions for stitching and assembling the project, the kit includes 36-count linen, silk embroidery threads, DMC threads for the twisted cords and the whitework on the needlebook, hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand-dyed wool for the needlepage, dupioni silk for lining the needlebook and box, a wooden hornbook threadholder, a wooden ruler, a painted box, two threadwinders, printed covers for making a small notebook, mounting boards, and a needle.

Kit cost: $155  There will also be a teaching fee which has not been announced yet.

Deadline for signup and kit fee payment is July 27th. 

How to Register for the Workshop

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