|Jackie's finished Thistlewood|
It is a lovely needle case, I am in the final phase completing the accessories.
|Pieces by artist Marcy Pumphret|
The scrimshaw and Carry All materials arrived today.
The scrimshaw pieces are made from recycled antique Ivory piano keys. The keys were manufactured in Ivoryton Connecticut from the 1800's through the 1950's. A yellower color key may indicate greater age or a keyboard left closed most of the time.
The pieces are quite thin (1/16th of an inch) - with a translucent grain, similar to wood.
You can see the scale by the inch lines on the ruler.
|Top of the Thread Winder|
The detail in the etching is amazing.
The 'M' is for Marcy Pumphret the artist who created the pieces specifically for this project.
The green silk in the background will become the carry all.
The tiny button will be added to the front.
Maybe the date should have been 2012, since technically it wasn't FULLY finished in 2011...
All the cross stitch and major assembly were complete...
|Ruler and bodkin in their new home|
The bodkin and ruler just needed to be slid into their new home below the thimble in the pin cushion.
The glass headed pins were included in the set. The thimble is mine.
The pin keep is one of my favorite parts of the set.
|Pin Keep insert and accessories for Thistlewood Necessaire|
The other side of the pin cushion is home to the thread winder.
The green silk background matches the green silk for the carry all.
I'm not sure I will tackle the carry all this week.
|Thistlewood Carry All Kit Package Front|
The attention to detail is amazing. Jackie even include the silk for the thistle flower draw string, silver thistle charm for the scissor fob and the thread wax components.
Sigh.....which to select next??
I'd love to make all of her pieces!!
Thanks for dropping in - Have a great week!
Oh...before I forget - ORT reprot for January New Moon:
Thistlewood Part One HERE
Fine-ally Finished Jackie de Plessis HERE
Ivoryton Connecticut HERE
Scrimshaw Information HERE