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A FAIR MAIDEN'S ETUI design by Ellen Chester - With my Needle
Featured design of The Crewel Gobelin and Miss Linen 2019 Stitch-A-Long. Includes Chart, Finishing instructions and Mother of Pearl Buttons.

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Fair Maiden's Etui


Featured design of The Crewel Gobelin and Miss Linen 2019 Stitch-A-Long.

The pyramid shape of this etui, or case,  was popular during Victorian times.  The outside panels are embroidered with traditional motifs.  On the bottom of the etui is a verse that was adapted from an old song published in 1886. The verse begins with the line Come haste, my fair maiden, prepare for your worke ..... This verse was the inspiration for the name of the etui.

On the inside are a pinkeep, thread rings, and two silk pockets.  On the model, one pocket holds an embroidered needlebook and the other a mother of pearl accessories. 

The finished size of the etui is almost 4-1/2 inches tall. 

The model was stitched on 36-count Cream linen from Zweigart, Inc. using overdyed cotton threads from Classic Colorsworks and The Gentle Art  (Sampler Threads) plus DMC embroidery threads and cotton perle #12.  DMC substitutions are provided for the overdyed threads.

Stitches used:  Backstitch, cross stitch, cross stitch over one linen thread, nun’s stitch, and smyrna cross stitch

Stitching directions, charts, stitch diagrams, and detailed assembly instructions are included. We have also included the small mother of pearl buttons (x 4) in our SAL chart pack.

Please feel free to share your SAL stitching progress throughout the year on Instagram using the hashtag #crewelgobelinsal2019.

Designed by Ellen Chester, With my Needle.


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