This post is a bit premature since I haven’t written about how I finished Trevelyon’s Pocket yet…but I’m so excited to share the finished piece with all of you, so, I’ve decided not to wait!
It’s been a longer than usual project, being interrupted with a move from Berlin, Germany to Ames, Iowa and home remodelling in the middle. All told the process, including research, design, set up, embroidery, and assembly, took over 300 hours and I loved every single minute!
The finished size is a tiny 5 x 2 ¾ inches. The embroidery is done with Au ver à soie silk on white shot silk fabric backed with muslin/calico. The gold is chip work embroidered with gold check thread. The clasp is a small imitation pearl from an old bracelet and the loop I made myself with ivory embroidery silk. It’s lined with emerald green silk.
I hope you enjoy looking at this little bit of reproduced elegance from the the 17th century.
An announcement about the Trevelyon’s Pocket course will be coming in the next few weeks. If you’ve signed up for notifications about upcoming courses on With Threaded Needle you will receive an email about this course. If you want to be notified, please send an email to: kathy “at” with threaded needle “dot” com and I will put you on the list. Watch for an announcement on this blog and via Facebook as well.