A Petit Sampling Etui
(suggested retail price: $ 28)
(Click on the photo for a better view.)
Petit Sampling Etui is a limited-edition collaboration project (limited to
2000 charts) from Cherished Stitches,
The Stitching Parlor, and
With My Needle.
Each outer panel of the etui is a small sampler. These samplers can be assembled into an etui following the detailed assembly instructions in the package. The samplers can also be stitched and framed individually or together on a single piece of linen.
The top and bottom panels of the etui feature motifs from the side panels. Inside the etui , the heart theme from the outer panels, is carried through with heart-shaped wool needlepages, pockets, scissors, and threads rings. When opened up, silk gussets keep the panels from falling flat. Silk ribbons keep the sides together, and a stitched button closes the top. The etui measures approximately 6 inches square--a generous size for holding your needlework tools.
The etui is stitched with Crescent Colours cotton overdyed thread on 36-count Pearled Barley linen from Lakeside Linens. Mother of pearl heart shaped threadrings, a mother of pearl ruler, and heart scissors from Kelmscott Designs are shown on the final product.
A limited number of finishing kits are available from Louise at Cherished Stitches.
We hope that you will enjoy our etui as much as we did designing it for you!
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