Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jeanne's Quaker Hornbook

The Quaker Hornbook project certainly has proven to be a fun one for many groups.  The photo below is from Jeanne who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Jeanne was part of a group on the Legacy needlework message board.  There were several groups there who purchased the wooden hornbooks and charts about four years ago.

Two charts (one is over-one-linen-thread, and the other is over-two) are included in this project.  Jeanne stitched the over-one version on 32-count linen with Dinky Dyes Emerald silk thread.  As you can see, she did a terrific job with both stitching this project and assembling it.

Jeanne wrote,  The finishing was very easy and quick. It’s a lovely piece and I wish I hadn’t let it sit in my stash so long. Just so many wonderful things to stitch and not enough time! I’m also bound and determined to get "Emblem of Love" done this year which I’ve had kitted up a few years now.


Thanks, Jeanne, for letting me show folks one of your latest accomplishments.  The bead that you added to the leather cord is such a wonderful and creative touch!  I'm looking forward to seeing your completed An Emblem of Love, hopefully in the not too distant future.

You can read more about the Quaker Hornbook project here.  This project is available only to groups of 10 or more.  Many guilds have used it as as a guild workshop. Perhaps you may remember seeing some of their photos.  Also, groups of friends have gotten together to place orders.  Each "kit" contains the wooden hornbook and two different charts.  You chose your own linen and thread.

To see more versions of the Quaker Hornbook, click on the words Quaker Hornbook in the left sidebar of this page under Blog Topics.

Start gathering your broken needles because tomorrow is the day of the Festival of Broken Needles.  I'll have more details tomorrow. Meanwhile gather those needles and perhaps make plans to get together with your needlework friends so you can have your own special festival to honor our beloved and most essential needlework tool. 

2 comments:

Annette said...

Jeanne's Quaker Hornbook looks beautiful. I do love your Quaker designs. Thank you for sharing!
Annette - California

Mouse said...

ooo I like how she has finished that ....lovely wee design :) and atm no broken needles ..... love mouse xxxxx