These exquisitely detailed thread winders have been created exclusively for me by the lovely Rachael Kinnison of Diamond K Folk Art, Colorado, USA. Rachael and I were teaching together at the Bath Textile Summer School. Rachael was inspired by my Wren Étui to create these stunning Wren thread winders to match, in her unique style, picking out the detailing of the stitch patterns in her ink and watercolour illustrations on wood. She then created the Butterfly and Leaf designs to complete the set.
Each also has the quote ‘Small Birds May Fly High’ in ink on the reverse. This was the original motto of the Royal School of Art Needlework when it was founded in the late 1800s. It was one of the key inspirations for me behind the Wren Étui as my training at the RSN gave me the wings to fly high with embroidery as my career.
Each winder takes many hours to create and is absolutely unique.
For more details on how Rachael creates her beautiful thread winders, see the Extra Information tab below.