Scottish Sewing Set

Scottish Sewing Set with needleroll scissor case thread keeper needlebook and tassel

This Scottish Sewing Set was inspired by the original Isabella Sinclair 1827 sampler, which belongs to Giulia Manfredini’s private collection.

Most of the motifs of this sewing set recall the Scottish embroidery tradition: various animals (dogs, rabbits), noble seven-tail-feathered peacocks, geometric and French-influenced architectural elements and bright lettering.

The home of this sewing set is a lovely tray created by Cabranmary Woods.

Pins by Roberta Dazzini, available for purchase at Giulia Punti Antichi.

Wooden accessories (three carved rods, threadkeeper rings, threadkeeper, needleminder, ruler) by Stitched Tales (Elisabetta Fugazza), available for purchase at Giulia Punti Antichi.

DMC conversions included in the chartpack.

Fabric for needleroll, scissor case and scissor fob: 18x8.5 in (46x22 cm) Etruria 35 ct ecru linen by Sotema; for threadkeeper: 9x8.5 in (23x22 cm) Etruria 35 ct ecru linen by Sotema
Threads hand-dyed twelve-stranded Silk'n Color threads by The Thread Gatherer: White SNC 000, Ink Black SNC 00B, Green Leaves Lt SNC 073, Slate Blue SNC 109, Pond Scum SNC 110, Rose Briar SNC 142, Dragon's Breath SNC 148, Glowing Ember SNC 292, Zimbabwe Berry SNC 315, Gold Coast SNC 316, Tuscan Olive SNC 1004, Blackened Grass SNC 1067
Stitches Cross Stitch over two and over one, Backstitch, Rhodes Stitch over 4, Holbein Stitch, Eyelet Stitch over 4, Closed Herringbone Stitch over 2