Size: 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch

The kit for this Needlework Nibble is available in the Needlework Nibbles section of the Limited Edition & Museum Kits.

This kit is a second venture in fund raising for museums using Needlework Nibbles. The piece is based upon a 17th century tent stitch slip that is in a private collection, a picture of the original can be seen below. The kit is being sold to raise funds for the new exhibit at Winterthur which will feature the Plimoth Jacket. The exhibit, entitled With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery, will run from September 3rd, 2011 to January 8th, 2012. $10.00 of each kit will go to Winterthur and be designated for this purpose. As an added incentive, Winterthur has agreed to send the small gallery leaflet that will serve as exhibition catalog to each of the kit purchasers in late September after the exhibit opens.

The project is faithful to the original and includes the linen and soie d'alger silk threads needed to complete the tent stitch tulip. There are a limited number of optional finishing kits to allow you to apply it to a velvet pincushion. The optional finishing kit includes a piece of REAL SILK VELVET, gilt grecian twist as the edging, red silk backing, and green silk gimp to edge the slip on the velvet. The excess green thread in the stitching kit is used as a couching thread. I am very excited to now have a source for silk velvet, and this is the first time I am offering it. $5 of each finishing kit will go to Winterthur for the exhibit as well.

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