Online University with Thistle Threads – Floral Glove Needlecase Course

I’ve been spellbound by Tricia’s blog following the progress of the Plimoth Jacket Project, and the idea of learning to use some of the threads that were recreated for the project was absolutely riveting, so when I found out about the Thistle Threads Online University courses, I was thrilled. So I’ve signed up, and I shall be writing up my progress as I follow the course. It goes for six months, so there should be plenty for me to say!

This afternoon I have been printing out the first month’s course materials, which consist of two fairly long documents, one of them the first month’s instructions for the Floral Glove Needlecase, the other a historical background for the design and the materials chosen. Both are copiously illustrated with very high-quality photographs, which she has licensed from various museums for the purpose.

In one of my other lives (don’t we all seem to be living at least three these days?) I’ve also been involved in negotiations with museums so I know how much effort Tricia has gone to, so that we can have some truly interesting and inspiring materials to study.

So, while I do that, there are two videos of the Plimoth Jacket at the end of this post on the blog. Enjoy!


  1. Janice says:

    Courses look interesting, and that jacket is amazing!

  2. Rachel says:

    Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m hoping that the course kit will arrive soon, and then I will have plenty to write about…

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