Eve In The Garden of Eden Bookcover

Garden Of Eden Kit

Garden Of Eden Kit

There’s another Thistle Threads course starting, a book cover called “Eve In The Garden Of Eden“, and I was highly intrigued by it.

I was even more intrigued by two of the items that came with the first kit. They look rather like double ended knitting needles, but the picture doesn’t seem to included anything knitted. The kit also includes an assortment of gimps, a gold thread, and a wonderful selection of silk floss. I’ve fallen in love with silk thread since I started following Tricia’s courses, and while I still find uses for my cotton, linen, and wool, silk is always a treat.

Getting Started

Getting Started

The first stage is all in tent stitch. The fabric is 30 count, which is fine enough to that I have been using both my goosenecked magnifier, and my magnifying glasses. This is the central panel of the spine. I’ve decided to enlarge the chart before I do any of the colour stitches, because the chart is a bit small, but I’m rather pleased with it so far.

I’m going to try to keep up with this course, because I’ve just seen that there is a Stumpwork Lion course being planned, and he looks wonderful!


  1. karen says:

    your kit looks so exciting….

  2. Carolyn says:

    I have just bought a number of courses from Craftsy. I need to complete them before i start any others. Please stop tempting me! (It looks like a great course.)

  3. Sue Jones says:

    Ooooh, that looks like temptation indeed! I suspect that the knitting needles may have some close connection with the textured foliage on the tree at a later stage. (I do tend to carry a cable needle in my usual embroidery kit, for rounding out eyelets on hardanger and pulled work. I just prod them with it afterwards to even up all the holes. Magic.) And silk, well, silk is very, verygreat temptation. If the snake had handed Adam and Eve a few reels of good silk, they’d never have bothered with apples.

  4. Dima says:

    Floss toss! The double ended needles look interesting. Can’t wait to see what they are for.

  5. Penny says:

    Don’t you just get excited when the packet for the course comes. I think I’d want to just look at it, all tidy in its packet. Can’t wait to see it all come together with your stitches.

  6. coral-seas says:

    LOL I fully intended to keep up with this course but I’ve had to stash it along with so many others! I shall enjoy watching you stitch yours instead 🙂

  7. Terrie says:

    There’re so many techniques to learn and the packet simply a tempation.

  8. Janice says:

    Yes, 30 count is very small. I normally do two threads per stitch at that gauge! Enjoy!

  9. Lady Fi says:

    Looks like fun!

  10. Oooh, this looks fab. Beautiful design.

  11. It looks fabulous! Have fun stitching it!

  12. Cynthia says:

    Yes, I saw this on the TT site, and wanted it. But I still have the Floral Glove which hasn’t been started, so I will just follow you as you stitch this beautiful piece.

  13. Anita says:

    Looks exciting. Have fun! Tent stitch on a 30+ count fabric is scary for me because I can’t use magnifiers continuously.

  14. Susan says:

    What I can see of that is so lovely. Quite a project to take on, but your start looks good. I’ll be interested in finding out what the knitting needles really are. =)

  15. jenclair says:

    I look at Craftsy frequently, but have yet to join a course! Your posts are not showing up on feed! I see that I’ve missed some!

  16. What a beautiful project you’ve started! I’m looking forward to seeing it as it progresses.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week’s Stitchery Link Party. Aloha hugs!