207 - 17th Century Style Silk Pincushion
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by Patricia Goaley
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Adorned in fine silk shantung with 14 karat gold-plated beads and real gold threads, this silk pincushion will add an elegant touch to your needlework cabinet. Long and short silk painting using Au Ver a Soie is consistent with the style and colors of the 17th century fine embroideries found on needlework caskets. Stitches include long and short, split stitch, stem stitch, detached buttonhole, and ladder. A finishing example will be made so you will be able to assemble the piece as soon as the embroidery is completed.


Technique: Silk painting, surface embroidery, pulled thread

Proficiency: Beginner

Pre-work: Framing up prior to class

Kit Cost: $90

Design Area: 4” x 4”

Kit Contents: silk shantung ground fabric, Au Ver a Soie®, real gold, embroidered beads, silk wrapped pearl purl, and 14 karat gold-plated beads, padding

Student to bring: slate or scroll frame, or 1-inch thick padded circular 10” diameter wood hoop, magnification, lighting 


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