Casket Keepsakes Title

So What is a Casket Keepsake?

Elizabethans loved their needlework . . . Elizabeth
it incorporated raised work and metal threads . . . metal threads

The embroidery sometimes depicted the seasons,

senses or virtues . . .

senses

on needlework panels, clothing and of course,

on needlework caskets.

casket

Sometimes the needlework caskets contained

little Keepsakes . . .

toys

I am pleased to present my

Kits and Online Tutorials.

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During Elizabethan times, visual communications through needlework motifs provided messages of values and moral lessons. Representations of the Four Elements – Fire, Water, Air and Earth were popular motifs as they believed the World to be composed of 4 basic elements. These were considered to exist within each human being and were the critical energy forces that sustained life. Maintaining a balance between these elements would ensure physical well-being.
The first kit in the series is EARTH!

Earth is a symbol for strength, stability, orderliness,  creativity, dependability and wisdom.

I am pleased to offer the Earth Casket Keepsakes Kit, which will provide you with step by step instructions and the materials to create the two finely detailed needleworkers accoutrements:

The first Keepsake in the Earth Casket Keepsakes Kit  is a Snail Tape Measurer. Each side of the snail incorporates different needlework techniques inspired by 17th century antiques examples. The size is only 2” x 3/4” x 1 1/4" tall.  

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The second is a pinkeep. What could be more earthy than Obsidian Volcanic Glass Headed Pins which are stored along the outside edge.  A Grasshopper is depicted on one side and a a Caterpillar on the other.   The size is 1 3/4” x 3” x 1/2" thick.   

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  For more information and details on the Earth Casket Keepsakes Online Tutorial please click HERE.

Winter Keepsakes Group

 Diligence Casket Keepsakes Tutorial 


A Bee Skep Tape Measure /Thread Keep and a Bee ORT Container with a Bee Thread Winder  will be the three projects for the Diligence Casket Keepsakes Tutorial.   

 Under the Bee Skep is a small spool for thread and the base holds a tape measure.
The overall size is only 2 3/4” tall x 1 1/4” diameter  


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The second keepsake is an ORT Container to collect your bits of thread.  The ORT container can also store your Bee Thread Keep
Size 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” and 1 1/4” tall when open.
 

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The third keepsake is the Bee Thread Keep
Size 2 1/4” diameter.

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I am pleased to offer the  Diligence Casket Keepsakes Tutorial, which will provide you with step by step instructions and the materials to create the three finely detailed needleworkers accoutrements.  For more information and details on the Harmony Casket Keepsakes Online Tutorial please click HERE.

 Harmony Casket Keepsakes Tutorialis still available.


The Harmony Scissor Keep is designed and sized for the Bohin Metal Thread Scissors (Sold separately). As an alternative to the Metal Thread Scissors, the Harmony Scissor Keep also co-ordinates and works nicely with the Bohin Red Embroidery Scissors (Sold separately).

  The Harmony Scissor Keep is 5 1/2” x 3 1/2” not including the scissor fob. The Rose Scissor Fob is 1 1/2" dimeter on a 3 1/2" long braid.

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The back is printed on silk and embroidered with a facsimile of the Lute Music for 'Greene Sleeves'

Harmony front

 

The second keepsake is a thread keep in the form of a Lute which incorporates a real walnut shell. The Lute holds two tiny wooden spools for thread. 

Size 3 1/2” x 1 3/4” x 1 1/4".  A magnet within the lute trame will secure the lid of the keep. 

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I am pleased to offer the  Harmony Casket Keepsakes Tutorial, which will provide you with step by step instructions and the materials to create the two finely detailed needleworkers accoutrements.  For more information and details on the Harmony Casket Keepsakes Online Tutorial please click HERE.

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Diligence Casket Keepsakes
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Earth Casket Keepsakes Kit
Earth Casket Keepsakes Kit
$255.00