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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Friday, 14 February 2014

Scarlet Letter Pocketbooks

While perusing some other blogs recently (yes, there are other blogs than the Scarlet Letter!) I spotted some rather gorgeous stitching on Marly's Samplers and Santas blog.  She had featured some work by Ann Madges in this post Ann's Wallets

Quick as a flash I left a comment asking if Marly could pass my email address to Ann so we could show you all the beautiful pocketbooks.  And just as quickly Ann responded with these lovely pictures.  Isn't the internet a wonderful thing?

ES Pocketbook using Appleton wools, silk lining and wool tape binding

Gardner Pocketbook of 1755
35count linen using DMC cotton thread, wool lining and wool tape binding

Ann Davis Pocketbook
32 count linen using own colour choice of DMC thread, linen ling and wool tape binding

Aren't they just gorgeous?  Ann has stitched more wallets which are not Scarlet Letter designs, so follow the link above to see those ones too.

Thanks to Marly and Ann for their help.


Bethany said...

I would not want to carry these lovely pockets, for fear I would get them dirty or pull a thread or something terrible...... A lot of time and talent has gone into these pieces.

Erica near Chicago said...

How wonderful! The finishing must have taken some very careful effort. Thank you Jo for pursuing them.

Ellen said...

Nicola, I've been lucky enough to see Ann's beautiful work in person because we are members of the same sampler guild (The Queen City Sampler Guild in Cincinnati).

A while back she gave a program on her stitched wallets/pocketbooks, and I put a few photos on my blog http://withmyneedle-ellen.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-sampler-guild-friends.html

Scarlet Letter said...

If anyone is interested in the hand woven, hand vegetable wool trim tape made by Kathleen Smith, I still have a good supply of the pale rose color.

Nicola said...

These are superb and a wonderful example of fine needlework.

Ann you are a very talented Embroideress. Thank you for letting Jo share these with us.

Lanie said...

These wallets are beautiful! ... beautiful stitching ... beautiful finishing!