The French Birdcage - i121 Kit

by Christine P. Bishop

Counted thread workbox that opens to reveal delightful needlework accessories.


Available on back-order


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.

Substitution Notification: In this kit, a substitute for the cotton lining fabric has been made. Please see image in gallery for more details.


All our kits include premium quality materials with everything sourced, inspected and cut to measure to enable your project to be as beautiful as the original featured in the magazine or book.

'The French Birdcage - i121 Kit' includes the following contents:

  • Fabrics (unprinted)
  • Wool flannel
  • Flannelette
  • Elastic
  • Crystals
  • Fibre-fill
  • Mount board (pre-cut to finished size)
  • Firm card
  • Metal washer
  • Embroidery threads
  • Needles

Instructions Purchased Separately

The instructions for this product are available within 'Inspirations Issue 121' and are not included with this product.

Purchase 'Inspirations Issue 121' →

Shipping Time

Please allow 7-14 days for orders placed within Australia and 3-4 weeks for international deliveries. Orders containing a backorder item will be sent as soon as the backorder item is in stock.

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
  • Finished Project Measures
    Workbox: 20cm x 15cm wide (8" x 6"), omitting the twisted cords
  • Issue Number

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