Laurette – Number 4 in the French Needle Maid Kit Series from Access Commodities


Step back to the past with Access Commodities’ newest addition to this series, Laurette designed by Roberta Chase.   The tradition continues of a complete kit that takes the embroiderer step by step, plus finishing instructions through to a complete project.  Inspired by the vintage tone-on-tone palette of the 19th century documentary lining fabric each needle book in the series is a classic for today.
Laurette Kit Content
In addition to the charted designs, the directions for Laurette include a monogram chart, because we felt it would be difficult to find an alphabet to fit into the unique design space on the cover.  We know everyone needs a little encouragement to try something a little different sometimes, so this is why using darning patterns, our Semi-Precious Beads for “jewels” in the crown, and a loop closure are employed. It is Roberta’s intention to continue to add to your skill set of finishing and embellishment techniques.  Notice too, the “pockets” for packaged needles.
Laurette Inside Needles
The inspiration for this design came from a reprinted replica of a 19th century French Monogram book that we stock, called Alphabet de la Brodeuse, Monograms et Festons  The diminutive size, 4“x 5 ¾” inches allows one to tuck it into a sewing basket for inspiration.

If you have been on this journey with us, we would love to hear your comments and see what you have done.  Coming soon, a surprise with a new thread and a different type of needle.

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