Monday, June 4, 2012

Mary Ann Blackburn by Blackbird Designs...

Lynn has stitched another of Blackbird's wonderful boxes! This box is from Hobby Lobby, and Lynn finished it herself. Be careful when picking out your box. Lynn had a hard time finding one without flaws or missing screws or pins. Notice the blue lines - you remove a linen thread and replace it with a blue thread before you begin your stitching. This blue line weft thread is called a learning line, placed every 10 threads. This was commonly used during he 1820s to 1840s to help teach young children. The photos that Lynn sends are always so beautifully staged.

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