For a while now, people have been asking me about offering the samplers as kits. I wavered back and forth, not wanting to accumulate more stuff in an effort to produce something new. I already have way too much stuff, you know? Then, a few weeks ago when I was trying to decide whether or not to make them for the holidays, I cleaned out my studio. I found what I bet a lot of you might find if you cleaned out your spaces; fabric. Lots of it. Way too much! (I got rid for five or six HUGE trash bags full of fabric before I moved to New York, how can this be?) Among other things, I found a bunch of nice white cotton, and of course, lots of great vintage embroidery. So, I noodled around one afternoon and came up with a pattern for making drawstring bags, and then sat down and cut out embroidery from a pile of vintage fabrics to make appliques.
From the piles in my studio to you, I'm introducing kits this year! I am so happy to be able to make something in my studio into something useful for you.
All the other pieces are here and I am ready to start shipping them out this weekend- earlier than expected! Each kit contains a handmade bag sewn from 100% cotton and appliqued with vintage embroidery, a printed sampler of your choice, needles, 3 colors of embroidery floss, a wooden hoop, and two embroidery needles. I recommend adding your favorite embroidery book along with it. My favorite how to guide fits nicely in the bag. Enjoy!