I have always thought embroidery caskets were exquisite pieces of needlework. The level of detail included in the embroidery work and design elements I have always found intriguing. I never thought I would have an opportunity to learn more about their history, how to design or to find the products in today's market to recreate them.
When I found out about Thistle-Threads Cabinet of Curiousities class I will have to admit I was very hesitant to sign up for the class. Where would I find the time? Would I actually do the work and have a finished product for all of my efforts I would be able to be proud of. My hesitancy prevented me from signing up for the first session offered.
When an encore class was announced I decided even if I never finished the casket the amount of information I would learn throughout the process would be worth taking the class. Now that I have signed up I realize the majority of the historical caskets have stump work included...I have never tried stump work. So much as a I originally thought I believe I will be learning quite a bit over the upcoming months.