Adam & Eve Etui


Many antique and old samplers have been dedicated to Adam & Eve and the Tree of Life.

Caroline Reeves stitched her sampler in 1830, probably in Pennsylvania, and Becky deVries-Wong owns this sampler in her private collection of antique needleworks.
Becky is also one of the two owners of “In The Company of Friends”, together with Julie Buck.
They have reproduced several sections of Caroline Reeves sampler to create lovely cards, labels, bookplates, needlebook, thread keeper and pinkeep.
I happened to browse their beautiful website and find the Adam & Eve Set of stitcher’s accessories. It was love at first sight!
I asked Becky and Julie permission to create something inspired by their set, obviously reproducing some motives, even though with different colors and different placement on fabric. I wanted a special etui to hold all the reproduction accessories.

Accessories (not included in the chartpack):

  • Adam & Eve Stitcher’s Set: cards, bookplates, needle book, pinkeep, threads keeper and adhesive labels by In The Company of Friends.
  • Seaton scissors by Kelmscott Designs.

Chart pack includes designs charts, DMC thread conversions, and instructions for stitching and finishing the etui.

Fabric 27x18 in (69x46 cm) Lentil 32 ct linen by Lakeside Linens
Threads one skein each of The Olde Willow Stitchery Threads silk threads: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 ; one skein of The Thread Gatherer Silk'n Colors silk threads: Green Leaves SNC 090
Stitches Cross stitch over two, Back stitch, Eyelet Stitch, Diagonal Eyelet Stitch, Satin Stitch, Smyrna Stitch.
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