Beautiful set of sewing accessories, reminiscent of the charming and useful practice in bygone days, of carrying a chatelaine, in order to have 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 thread 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 and the fabric, as well as the 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, 4.5 metres of rat-tail cord, a tassel, 23cm lace, a glass bead, and a large antique button. Please note in the Comments Column if you wish to add this 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 kit or pattern.
You can order each of the items separately, if desired, but these are available as patterns only not as kits, if you don't order the full set. They are under the category "Needlework Folders and Sewing Accessories" on the left hand menu, and come as mini-patterns.
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