Beautiful set of sewing accessories reminiscent of the charming and useful practice, in bygone days, of carrying your needlework tools on hand at all times. Just go to "Downton Abbey" to see how Mrs Hughes carries her chatelaine around her waist, as did many of the ladies, and heads of households in Victorian and Edwardian times, and probably for many generations before them.
Included in this lovely set are five items: a fan shaped needle case, a handy glasses case (could be used for all manner of things if you don't wear glasses, for example threads storage), a delightfully shaped "biscornu" (French pincushion), a scissors sheath, and a cute little thimble pouch. These are tied together with a plaited silky cord, and finished with a large antique button.
The kit price includes the pattern, fabrics and antique purse frame. If you would like a Deluxe Kit, which includes the Threads and Embellishments Pack, it is priced at an extra $25 and it includes nine skeins of thread, 4.5metres of rat-tail cord, a tassel, 23cm of lace, a glass bead, and a large antique button. Please note in the Comments Column if you wish to add the pack to your order. The total cost of the deluxe kit with threads and embellishments is $84.
Please note: the case containing the chatelaine set is not included in the pattern or kit.
Each of the items is available separately as a mini-patterns if preferred. Kits in individual items are not available separately ~ kits come only in the full set.
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