29 August, 2011

Wm. Booth delivers!!

Finally, after waiting what seemed like an eternity (it was 9 days), my bag of goodies from Wm. Booth, Draper arrived in the mail today. Like a kid in a candy store, I ripped into the yellow package to reveal my spoils ...

One pocket kit by my friends Hallie and Sam Larkin
(Sam illustrated these kits from extant examples),
remnant burgundy ribbon for garters & a cap,
silk thread, and 1/2 inch ribbon for my straw hat.

I'm saving the pocket kit for the Minute Man National Historical Park's open house and historic craft day, but I just had to open it up and see all the goodies inside.

The colors are way off, the threads are beautiful!

Methinks I need to find an appropriate basket to carry this all in! Any recommendations, dear readers?


  1. What will you use for a frame? I will, hopefully, have my modern embroidery done, and out of my my pass-for-period, but not perfect slate frame, (yeah, bought the frame for period use, but it's so much better than modern scroll frames that I use it exclusively!) so maybe I'll join you with the pocket kit I'd really like to work on! Thanks for the nudge!

  2. Hey Colleen! I should have read the directions before posting this, as I don't have a period frame, only round hoops (which I happened to buy for a COMPLETELY different purpose, but never used them). Unless I can get my hands on a slate frame for not a lot of money, I'll have to work on the quilt! Can I even get a slate frame commercially, or will I have to buy from an 18thc. sutler?