Saturday, January 29, 2011

Welcome to Miss Trenner's Needlework Academy

I thought you might enjoy seeing photos of my other Nashville Tradeshow release, Miss Trenner’s Needlework Academy. This needlework academy, named after a friend, is a fictitious school in Ohio.

This product will be available in two versions. Both include charts and detailed instructions for three stitched panels, a needleroll, a scissors weight, and very detailed instructions for finishing oval boxes. A special edition also includes two painted papier-mâché boxes, lining fabric for the boxes and the needleroll, a wooden 4-inch ruler/threadholder, and a sheep waxer.

Here are some photos.

The first one shows the painted boxes with embroidered panels in the bottom of each and on the inside of the small box lid. The folded needleroll and the scissors weight are in the large box lid.

Here’s a better view of the stitched panels. A stitched sign reading Needlework Academy appears on all three panels and on the needleroll and the front of the scissors weight.

Next is the needleroll, opened.  First is the outside view
and next is a view of the inside.   Note the sections marked for sorting your needles by size.

And here are the extra “goodies” in the special edition:

• a 4-inch wooden ruler/threadholder

• a sheep waxer

• lining fabric for your boxes and needleroll

• two painted papier-mâché boxes

These boxes measure 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 3-3/4 inches
 and 7 x 4-3/4 x 2-3/4 inches.

Here’s what the project looks like with papier-mâché boxes that have just been painted black.

Your project would also be gorgeous using Shaker-style wooden oval boxes.

Whether you use the painted boxes I did or choose your own, I think you’ll find them a perfect place for storing your precious needlework tools.


CalamityJr said...

Another beautiful set of designs!

Margaret said...

Wow! What a beautiful set, Ellen! Just wonderful!

Cindy in Virginia said...

Gorgeous beyond belief! I MUST have one!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I would like to order the entire set. Could you tell me where and how I can do this? Just beautiful Ellen. Ann ~ Australia

natalyK said...

This project is now on my HAVE to HAVE list! It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Can't wait until it is available for ordering. I like the Needlework academy sign and the 4 inch ruler is fantastic.
I will be watching for more on availabiltiy to lns's if you would please let us know.

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's beautiful Ellen.

Bertie said...

Oh Ellen, your new designs are gorgeous and will keep my eyes open for the sale of these treasures:)) Congratulations.

Katrina said...

Really, really sweet design!!!!

Karoline said...

Both new releases are gorgeous

Sandra said...

What an amazing set Ellen. I would love to have the painted boxes, but will probably have to settle for just painting some papier mache boxes black, like the ones in your photo. Either way, it's got to be a winner.

Karen said...

i absolutely am loving it! I will be pre-ordering it if i can through my shop here in town. can you tell us how much it is with all the goodies included?

Bon said...

Too cute!

krayolakris said...

Looking forward to the release of these adorable boxes and their smalls!

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Oooo, this is lovely, both the boxes and the inside goodies.


Claudia :) said...

Ellen, I've preordered the special edition and luckily I am one of the 156 people that will have this wonderful ensemble!!! I am so happy.... I am a collector of handpainted boxes (like Liberty Hills ones...) and let me say that you creation will have a special place between my huge collection!
Thanks so much to be so creative... You're a precious designer for us stitchers!!!!