Glittering Gentleman’s Nightcap Finishing Kit

NightCap Finishing Kit

NightCap Finishing Kit

I’m really not keeping up at all, am I?

I’ve not even started on the Glittering Gentleman’s Nightcap course from Thistle Threads, and then the finishing kit drops through the letterbox, rather rubbing my nose in the fact.

However – now I’ve finished the Masterclass, I can get started – only about four months late!

The package contained more mouthwatering silk brocades  (one creamy-beige, one burgundy), more of that lovely silk ribbon (like the ribbon on the Floral Glove Needlecase) and gold lace (ditto), together with assorted pieces of stiffening and padding, and – a sort of bonus – a canvas shopping bag printed with a suitably period pattern.

Time I got started on the embroidery, then…



  1. slacker
    Sounds like you need ten pairs of hands too!

  2. coral-seas says:

    Considering that I have not even started the Masterclass, I think you are keeping up very well. I did actually frame up the Masterclass at the weekend and have now read the first three months History! I decided not to do the Glittering Nightcap, uch as I wanted to. I resisted temptaion for once.

    The finishing kit looks yummy as usual.

  3. Carol says:

    Oh goodness, don’t feel bad. I haven’t finished the petite pincushion, or even started the snail and the tulip slip.

  4. Lady Fi says:

    Another fun project to look forward to!

  5. Janice says:

    Ach! Some of my projects have taken 25 years! There’s plenty of time to catch up!!!!

  6. Alex says:

    Definitely – I can’t wait to see whay it’s going to look like!

  7. Anita says:

    I’m looking forward to see this project of yours Rachel.Good luck!

  8. karen says:

    I love it when you get these glorious packages…I feel as if I am getting them too somehow….4 months late? what the heck…enjoy it, that’s the main thing.

  9. Penny says:

    Marvelous!! You’re going to enjoy this one (and so are we as you show your work in progress and completed).

  10. Ohh.. that nightcap looks wonderful!
    I’ll look forward to your updates and progress with this – just take your time.
    I have quilts and other.. hmm.. ‘stuff’ that has been waiting to get finished for (censored) years!

  11. Just catching up after a busy week! I love your chairs, and I’m looking forward to seeing this embroidery!

  12. Well, this one sounds really interesting – am sure you’ll do it to your usual high standards. Speaking of which, the chairs look fantastic, but I will still be afraid to sit on them when I come round for tea! XCathy