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The sixth tutorial of the series,  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  


Roll your mouse over the image to view the workings

Skep

 

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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ORT

 

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

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ORT

 

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.

The fifth tutorial of the series,  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.

Roll your mouse over the image to view the back.

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

 

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.

The fourth tutorial of the series,  Autumn Casket Keepsakes Tutorialis still available. 

A Pomegranate Thread Keep is a little drawstring bag that holds a thread winder.

  The size is only 2” x 2 1/4” not including the drawstring.  

Roll your mouse over the image to view the inside.

Pomegranate Thread keep front

 

The second keepsake is a scissor keep in the form of a Grape Cluster.  

Size 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”.  A magnet within the needlework will secure your scissors in the keep. 

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Grape Cluster Scissor Keep Front

I am pleased to offer the Autumn 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 Autumn Casket Keepsakes Online Tutorial please click HERE.

 

The third tutorial of the series,  Summer Casket Keepsakes Tutorial

is still available.

A Butterfly is the first keepsake for the Summer Casket Keepsakes Tutorial. It has Needle felt on it's wings and a vial to hold needles concealed within it's abdomen  The size is only 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”.  

Roll your mouse over the image to view the open wings.

Butterfly Needle Keep

 

The second keepsake is a Thimble Keep in the form of a Beetle.   Size 2 1/2” x 2” x 1 1/2"  Open the drawstring
Thorax to remove the Thimble.  Roll your mouse over the image to view the Thimble removed.

Beetle Thimble Keep

I am pleased to offer the Summer 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 Summer Casket Keepsakes Online Tutorial please click HERE.

 

The second tutorial of the series,  Spring Casket Keepsakes 

is still available.

The first Keepsake in the Spring Casket Keepsakes Tutorial  is a little silk drawstring bag which holds a thread winder. The petals of the Carnation incorporates needlework techniques inspired by 17th century antiques examples. The size is only 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” not including the drawstring.  

Roll your mouse over the image to view the open bag.

Carnation Thread Keep

 

The second keepsake is a tape measure in the form of a Cornflower.   Size 2 1/2” x 3”.  Pull on the stem to extend the 10 cm tape. Rotate the spindle to conceal the tape.

Roll your mouse over the image to view the extended tape measure.

Cornflower Tape Measure

I am pleased to offer the Spring 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 Spring Casket Keepsakes Online Tutorial please click HERE.

 

The first tutorial of the series, Winter Casket Keepsakes

is also still available.

 

I have designed two keepsakes in the shape of bellows to represent keeping the home fires burning over the cold winter months.  Both keepsakes were inspired by antique pieces.  Many little bellows shaped drawstring bags and needlework tools from the seventeenth century survive today.

Antique Bellows 1

Examples of Antique Bellow Shaped Keepsakes

 

Antique Bellows2

 

 

The first Keepsake in the Winter Casket Keepsakes Tutorial  is a little bag which holds a threadwinder. Each side of the bellows incorporates different needlework techniques inspired by 17th century antiques examples. The size is only 2” x 3” not including the drawstring.  

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CasketKeepsakes1front

 

The second tiny Bellow is a pin-needle keep. Removing the Bellows nozzle allows you gain access to your needles and pins are stored along the outside edge.  Winter is depicted in the fire motif on one side and a flaming heart on the other.   Size 1 1/2” x 3”. 

Roll your mouse over the image to view the other side.

CasketKeepsakes2front

 

I am pleased to offer the Winter 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 Winter Casket Keepsakes Online Tutorial please click HERE.

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