Another Course From Thistle Threads!

Tudor Rose Kit

Tudor Rose Kit

There was another clatter of the letterbox and a gentle thunk on the carpet recently. It was soon followed by some excited squeaks and a dash upstairs to print out Month 1 of the History and Instructions.

This time, instead of a clear distinction between metal thread stitching and silkwork, as in the Floral Glove Needlecase, the Tudor and Stuart Goldwork Masterclass, or the Glittering Gentleman’s Nightcap, the aim of the course is to show how the metal and silk threads were combined within stitches and motifs.

I’m hoping that this will give me some new ideas and techniques to apply to my Dreams of Amarna panels. However, I intend to be a good girl. I won’t actually start this until I’ve done the Glittering Gentleman’s Nightcap, which is still “going slow” owing to a combination of end-of-year exhaustion and fugitive winter light. With a bit of luck, I may be able to get started in the spring.


  1. Oh no! More stash and a new project! How AWFUL!

    Did you detect the heavy sarcasm???=) I’m on a book buying fest just now….

  2. Janice says:

    The colours of those threads are gorgeous together. Hope – when you get around to it – it gives you what you need for Dreams of Armana.

  3. Carol R says:

    Exciting! I have thought about getting that one too. Maybe after the holidays.

  4. Penny says:

    What wonderful fun to have an exciting and creative project to look forward to in spring! I’m not sure I could wait that long but while it all sits there waiting it will give you inspiration to complete the Gentlemen’s Nightcap.

  5. coral-seas says:

    I also have just experienced the joy of a little thud through the letter box 🙂 I am nearing the end of a very long project and I am thinking that this will be a nice quickish project to do before getting stuck into the next very long project.

  6. Lady Fi says:

    Lovely set of threads.

  7. Jules says:

    Nothing like a good squeak when the postie delivers lovely new supplies!:)
    Those threads look super.x

  8. Carolyn says:

    I can understand the excitement of the new project. I have one from Thistle Threads as well. Mine is in it’s purpose made bag ready to start….I’m not sure when. After the New Year I hope.

  9. Cathy Daniel says:

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with these exciting new threads in the New Year. Have you invented a new word …. is ‘thunk’ a cross between a ‘thud’ and a ‘clunk’. Whatever – I like it! Have a lovely Christmas! xCathy

  10. Andy LW says:

    Those threads look really delicious, Rachel. Not sure I could wait until the Spring. Happy Christmas. Andy

  11. Do you really think you can wait that long to start it …….

  12. karen says:

    the imagining of a new project, the start, the gathering gets me so excited. This will be wonderful.