Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Teaching Piece Dauphin House Sewing Box

I excited to show off my new teaching piece. It is based off an historic house on Dauphin Street in Alabama. The linen is 32 count cream that is coffee dyed and then stitched with threads from The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works. The roof is made from GingerBread Hounds Tooth from Weeks Dye Works. The roof opens up and on the pitched sides of the box there are sheaths for a pair of storkette scissors and a mother of pearl ruler from Kelmscott Designs. The linen can be sent ahead of time and the group can coffee dye the pieces and then the construction part can be taught in class. The box has vintage mother of pearl buttons on the bottom and the lining is over dyed muslin/weavers cloth. There are magnets to hold the scissors and the ruler in place. Magnets are also used to keep the roof in place. I am in the process of designing more delightful houses with a historical house theme. I also have sketches for another set....think pumpkins and witches. You got it! There will be a Salem witch grouping.....I am off to do more desiging...Drop in to keep up with what I am doing. I will be teaching the first part which is coffee dyeing the linen on October 23, 2012 in Hunstville Alabama. The second part which will be the finishing will be March 26, 2013 in Huntsville Alabama. This is an EGA Group. Please contact Becky Hamilton at for more information. Ebeth

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