Our brand new embroidery programme for 2011 has been a wonderful experience for us, and for those who have participated! If you love embroidery, and you also love a soft, delicate look that is exquisitely feminine and pretty, or you know someone who would love to own one of your lovingly made items, then this may be the ideal programme for you! We still have a few places left in the first programme. We can start you now, and projects will be sent out over the six month period from when you start.
The projects in this programme are all now available as patterns or standard kits (fabric and pattern) under categories such as Stitchery and Embroidery, or Gifts and Accessories for Ladies, if you don't wish to participate in the full programme.
Joining "Katy's Keepsakes" entitles you to be part of the programme, where you are charged and receive, over six months, one project a month ~ a total of six projects in the programme. Upon joining, you commit for the full six months.
All projects are small items that feature relatively simple but exquisite embroidery, and all are practical items for use in the home, especially the sewing room. Size of the items pictured is as follows: Jewellery Wrap: 15" x 8" (unfolded); Petite Pouch: 5" x 5 1/2" (flap down); Little Stocking: 6" long x 3" at the top and 4" across the toe.
The price for Programme 1 includes everything you need to make up each item, over the entire six months. Premium quality fabrics, pattern, iron-on transfers, threads (some of them silk, some hand-dyed cotton, some stranded cotton), embellishments such as lace, charms, buttons, beads, tassels etc, whatever is featured on the sample. If we have to substitute in any way, be assured that you will receive something of equal, if not higher value, and it will be chosen carefully to mimic the original item, and to enhance the fabrics given. In addition, you will receive such basics as the embroidery stabilizer (whisper weft, pellon etc), any wadding or wool inserts required, in fact anything you will need to make the project ~ it is a complete kit in other words. (Our kits normally just contain pattern and fabrics). Of course you will need to supply your own tools, such as needles, etc, but, with a basic sewing kit, you will be able to just pick up the project and take it away with you without having to think any further.
Pictured are the projects for Months 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, in Katy's Keepsakes 2011. The first is a monogrammed jewellery wrap, called "Ribbons and Roses". The next one is the cute "Petite Pouch" accompanied by a matching glasses case, and the third one is the "Little Stocking". The first three are pictured clockwise from the top in the main photo. Please be aware that this programme is non-cancellable. When you sign up, you are committing to the full six projects charged and posted out over six months.
Project #4 is called "Fifi's Boudoir" Sewing Folder, and stands around 6" high. Designed to hold your precious sewing accessories, it is made in a lovely Yuwa fabric, featuring pretty baskets of flowers, and the embroidery fabric is a gorgeous Lecien homespun, tea-dyed with Earl Grey. So stock up on your tea-bags!
And what does Mademoiselle Fifi need in her boudoir? A pretty powder compact and trinket box of course! Project #5 is a needlecase in the shape of a powder compact, and a pincushion in the shape of a trinket box ~ both of which co-ordinate beautifully with the Boudoir Screen Sewing Folder!
Project #6 is a pretty Keepsake Box. It stands 8" tall and is 7 1/4" across and features a gorgeous embroidered lid with a little honey-bee charm. The sides of the box are embellished with pretty embrodiered garlands in delicate shades of pink, green and blue.
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SORRY, PROGRAMME 1 IS NOW SOLD OUT. PROGRAMME 2 STILL AVAILABLE. Patterns and kits in these projects are available (fabric stocks permitting) under various categories on the left hand menu.