Dowager in the Evening
Complete kit: instructions, canvas, threads and beads.
For those of you who made a $100.00 deposit last October for delivery of the kit in January, 2023 I finished putting together the kits.
Balance due now (January): $158.00
Total price for the kit including shipping is $258.00
Must have U.S. address.
Dowager in the Evening: Description
I stitched Dowager in the Evening Geometric in homage to everybody's Favorite Dowager and I have to say, I think it is the most elegant of my geometrics to date. Of course you can't see the sparkle of all the Kreinik braid, or of all the jewels, and how it glistens ever so much in person.
I was incredibly lucky to find many of these beads, most noteworthy the center vintage glass flower held in place by a pearl and the 16 large vintage glass diamonds set in metal. These beads are likely from the era of the Dowager and are very difficult to find in the large quantity I needed. It was simply good luck and they provided the inspiration for the project.
In addition to 6 colors of Soie d'Alger and 9 spools of Kreinik braid, the design has 75 varied beads, 40 pearls, 54 bugle beads and 146 seed beads counted and measured into 9 tiny baggies.
The design is about 7.5" by 7.25" white congress cloth 12" x 12". The design includes traditional needlepoint patterns along with a small amount of surface stitchery. The beading is dense and precise.
The instructions are 28 pages plus 4 Oversize Graphs, a title page and a color copy of my Dowager Geometric.
$258.00 includes shipping and insurance.