Digital Pattern

The French Birdcage - i121 Digital

by Christine P. Bishop

Counted thread workbox that opens to reveal delightful needlework accessories.

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A classic French palette of red thread on natural linen is used to create this stunning etui, fashioned in the guise of an elegant, hexagonal cage displaying an assortment of birds
that are worked with Sorbello knots.

The actual contents are rather more practical and include a dainty pincushion cube, needlebook, scissor sheath and fob, and handy pouches for a thimble and stiletto.

Tasseled cords are used to draw the etui closed and finish some of the stitching accessories.

About this Digital Pattern File

This product is a digital PDF file for you to save and print at home and, as a digital product, it is non-refundable. It does not include any materials or kit. Included are comprehensive instructions to create the project along with detailed step-by-step illustrations/photographs, a full list of threads and materials required, pattern sheet plus any relevant hints, tips and tricks.

Printing this Digital Pattern

To print the full-size pattern sheet you may need to select "tiling" as the print method. This will print in sections over multiple pages which you then stick together to form the full-size pattern sheet.

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Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Christine P. Bishop
  • Technique
    Counted Thread Embroidery
  • Project Type
    Etui, Needlebook, Pincushion, Scissor Sheath & Fob, Stiletto Pouch, Thimble Bag
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Pattern Pages
  • File Size
  • Finished Project Measures
    Workbox: 20cm x 15cm wide (8" x 6"), omitting the twisted cords

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