The Tea Time Basket Workshop

Date: 9/12/2009
Time: 9:00-4:00
Type: Workshop
Location: Glen Ellyn Library
Teacher: Barbara Jackson


The kettle is hot! Come share a cuppa while creating a charming tea time basket band.  The motifs are reminiscent of those sea faring days when tea was quite a luxury.  Barbara has arranged motifs around two tea time sayings, but you can change things around to your liking. The embroidery was designed to fit inside an adaptation of a beautifully constructed Nantucket shopping basket. Just the thing ladies carried when they visited their friends for tea!  The sailing ships, mermaids and delightful colonial maids are all ready to grace your work as you create your own “needle story” on 36 count Edinburgh.   The basket measures approximately 7” x 9” x 6” high. The assembly of the lining is actually quite easy and will be demonstrated in class.

Kit contains: linen for bands and accessories, silks, complete instructions, extra graph paper, photos, needles, cardboard for base, and Nantucket basket from Olde Colonial.   

Students to bring: lining fabric of their choice (complete explanation will be in the student letter),  the usual stitching accessories and lighting, if needed.

Above is a picture of the basket in front a mirror so that you can see both sides of the band. The first picture below shows one end of basket wih the pin cushion and the second shows the other end with a scissor holder. Click on the pictures for a larger image.

The kit cost of $128 is due when you sign up for the workshop. Please enclose a check with the completed form.  The teaching fee for this class will be $46, payable to Lake Michigan Sampler Guild on the day of the class. Registration is now closed, but we may be able to accept a few more students.  Please contact Marilyn Vanover to check availability.