Pugin Scissor Case

(6 customer reviews)

£150.00

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Description

The Pugin Scissor Case was inspired by the fabulous decorative interiors created by Augustus Welby Pugin at Ushaw College, Durham. In the 1840s, the then President of the college undertook a significant programme of further building work, in response to the increasing demand for training for the priesthood. It was at this time that the services of Augustus Welby Pugin (1812-1852), architect, designer and artist, were employed in designing the structure and interior decoration.

Pugin is known as probably the greatest exponent of the Gothic Revival Style which aimed to restore the richness of decoration of the medieval period and its respect and use of traditional handcraft skills, as a stand against the ugliness, grime and mass production of the growing industrial age.

The Pugin Scissor Case is based on the interior of the Lady Chapel, one of the side chapels forming part of the St Cuthbert’s chapel complex at Ushaw.

The decoration of the Lady Chapel has a beautifully elegant and feminine feel. Its intricate floral wall friezes, embellishing every surface, combine cool jade greens, soft coral pinks and celandine yellows with glittering gold leaf, and create the sense of walking into a flower garden. These soft floral designs are contrasted by bold bands of geometric patterning in blues, greens and creams.

Thus the chapel provides a wealth of design inspiration for embroidery. The scissor case takes the Tudor rose as the central focus, worked in natural shading using fine wools, combined with satin stitch in copper metal thread and a richly decorated centre using pleated tape, quilling, pearls, spangles and tubular metal purls. This is combined with the yellow flower and leaves using applied wool flannel with silk satin stitch, pleated tape and delicate embellishments in beads, purl and spangles. The whole is surrounded by a border of ‘Or Nué’ in various metal threads, the design taken from the geometric bands of patterning.

The whole design is worked on a base of deep bluish green wool flannel. The use of the wool fabrics gives a matt foil to the glittering silks and metals, just as the worn painted plaster background of the chapel walls sets off the sparkling gold leaf decoration.

As a final touch, you might like to purchase a beautiful pair of Rabbit Scissors, which fit perfectly into the Scissor Case.

Additional information

Weight 510 g
Dimensions 31.5 × 22.5 × 1.7 cm
Stock and pre-order

Kit for delivery BEFORE CHRISTMAS, dispatch by END OF NOVEMBER at the latest, PRE-ORDERED kit for delivery by END OF FEBRUARY 2020 at the latest

Extra Kit Information

Each kit is designed with your stitching joy in mind and is lovingly created for you over many hours by our tiny family team in  the UK.

Every material you could need to complete the design, however small, is included in carefully labelled packets. Some kits include over 100 components!

We use only the very best quality materials, and many are made for us by specialist craftspeople sourced by Jenny throughout her career, and hailing from around the globe. Jenny’s skilled family members are often commandeered to make various bespoke components which could never be found otherwise.

Once you purchase a design, we want to you to enjoy and finish the project and therefore are always on hand to answer queries, however small or daft you feel they may be.

The highly comprehensive instruction manuals are written and hand-illustrated by Jenny, rather than using generic stitch diagrams. These are full of the tips and tricks required to express stitches and designs at their very best.

All design shapes are pre-printed on to the various materials included in your kit, to ensure that you have accurate design shapes to work from and can progress straight on to the embroidery without having to transfer the design yourself.

We also aim to provide various items for display or construction of the finished embroidery, allowing you the satisfaction of framing the piece yourself or turning it into a more unusual item such as a bag or book.

I hope that this special design will provide you with a VIP ticket to ‘Jennyland’, an all-consuming experience which will transport you a world of stitching pleasure and imagination. Enjoy!

KIT FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES MY KIT INCLUDE?
Your kit includes all the fabric, threads and needles required to complete the design, together with a highly comprehensive illustrated instruction manual, written and drawn by Jenny. All threads are carefully packaged and labelled to denote where they are to be used in the design. We suggest you have a look through all the components to familiarise yourself with the complete kit before starting work. Where relevant, kits also include the materials required to construct the completed embroidery.

WILL I NEED ANYTHING ELSE TO ENABLE ME TO COMPLETE MY KIT?
Yes, but only basic embroidery equipment. A list of the items required can be found in the front of your instruction manual. All items can be purchased from our website. If you have any queries about equipment, please feel free to contact us for advice.

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE KIT?
Most of our kits are designed for embroiderers with some experience, but the instruction manuals are extremely comprehensive and will teach you all you need to know.
If you have any difficulties, or need advice on the difficulty level of a certain kit, you are welcome to contact us.

I FIND TRANSFERRING DESIGNS ON TO FABRIC DIFFICULT
Don’t worry, the designs are all pre-printed for you!

CAN I POST IMAGES OF MY KIT/WORK ON MY BLOG/SOCIAL MEDIA/WEBSITE?
We will be delighted if you wish to show images of this project on your blog/social media/website, as this often inspires others to have a go! However, as a courtesy, please do let me know if you plan to do this, and be aware that blogging of techniques, step-by-step or close-up images, either of the project in progress, the instructions, and the kit contents, is an infringement of copyright. Please always credit the design source and always include Jenny’s website and contact details so that those reading your blog can get in touch. Please highlight any infringements of this copyright which you observe from others.

I AM STRUGGLING WITH A SECTION OF THE DESIGN
One of the most important aspects of buying a kit from us is that you have direct contact to Jenny by email and she will be happy to assist you and provide advice. We cannot always answer within the hour but we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are really struggling and need more help, we can arrange a lesson for you or to complete the section for you.

I AM MISSING A COMPONENT IN MY KIT OR HAVE RUN OUT OF A THREAD
We do our absolute best to ensure these situations don’t occur, but your kit is made by humans rather than machines and we do occasionally have a senior moment! Please feel free to let us know and we will be happy to supply more.

I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY WORK AND WOULD LIKE TO RE-WORK
We totally understand this – most embroiderers incline to perfectionism! While we sadly can’t provide more materials for free, please just let us know what you require and we will be very happy to supply more.

MY DOG/HUSBAND/HOOVER/SOFA/CAT/GOLDFISH ATE MY THREAD!
It happens! Not a problem. Just let us know what you need
and whilst we can’t send these for free, we are more than
happy to supply more.

MY THREAD IS DIFFERENT TO THAT IN THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DESIGN
Thread colours may vary somewhat due to dyeing processes and can appear different in reality due to photographic distortion. Due to limitations posed by suppliers, we also reserve the right to substitute project materials with suitable alternatives to those illustrated if absolutely necessary.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT NEW DESIGNS?
Please go to Jenny’s website where you can join the mailing list to find out about all new releases. We promise only to send you relevant embroidery-related news and not to pass your details to third parties.

CAN I SUBMIT MY WORK TO A CRAFT SHOW OR COMPETITION?
We are delighted if you have enjoyed working the project and would like to submit your piece to a craft/country show competition etc. Please do let Jenny know if you are doing this as she would love to hear how you get on. Please always credit the design source and always include Jenny’s website and contact details so that people viewing the piece can get in touch.

CAN I TEACH THE DESIGN TO OTHERS?
If you have enjoyed working the project yourself and would like to share this with friends or wish to work the design with your students, you are welcome to contact Jenny for more kits. The kit and accompanying instructions must otherwise not be copied, reproduced or taught in any form without prior permission. This will otherwise infringe copyright. Multiple kit orders are welcome and can be supplied on a wholesale basis by arrangement. Please contact Jenny for more details.

I WOULD LIKE HELP WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OR DISPLAY OF MY FINISHED WORK
Excellent news. We hope you have enjoyed the journey and are delighted with the finished result! If you would like help with mounting or finishing the design, please feel free to get in touch. If you would like to order a frame, box or similar for displaying the finished piece, please visit the webshop.

Kit Contents - Pugin Scissor Case

100% wool flannel base fabric with pre-printed design, made in the UK
Pelmet Vilene
Fine crewel wools, 100% merino
Au Ver à Soie 100% silk threads
Coloured metal purls
Copper and silver plated bright check purls, made in the UK
Gilt smooth purl, made in the UK
Gilt rolled metal plate, made in the UK
Copper pearl purl, made in the UK
Metallic passing, tambour and check threads, made in the UK
Olive-green bright check purl
Rayon bound fettuccini tape
Silk-wrapped purls, made for Jenny in the UK
Glass pearls
Gilt spangles
Quilling tool
English wool flannels, pre-printed for appliqué
Polyester and 100% silk sewing threads
Silk lining fabric
‘Mistyfuse’ UV filtered fusible web
Baking parchment
Pre-printed iron-on stiffening shapes for construction
Beige leather
Looped gold wire trim
Mini beeswax
All embroidery needles required
Curved needle
Pot of conservation quality adhesive
Detailed fully-illustrated instruction manual

Extra Requirements

To complete this kit, you will require the following equipment which can be purchased in the webshop by following the links below:

PLEASE NOTE that those items marked * are ESSENTIAL, whereas the other items are beneficial but NOT essential:

 

6 reviews for Pugin Scissor Case

  1. Susan Lambert (verified owner)

    Another beautiful embroidery design and kit created by Jenny! The Pugin Scissor case was such a joy to stitch. Jenny’s kit is a delightful creation with a wonderful instruction booklet complete with step-by-step diagrams, photos and details to gently guide you through each section of the overall design. The presentation of the kit is fabulous with fabric, threads and associated items well labelled for each section and everything you need to complete your project. Thanks for creating such amazing designs and kits Jenny!

    • Jenny-Adin-Christie

      Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely feedback Susan xx

  2. Ann

    Once again, Jenny has designed a beautiful and functional piece. I have joined with a few friends to stitch together. We check in once a week with Zoom to have show and tell. It is truly a high point of my day to sit down and stitch on this wonderful piece. Thank you Jenny for putting together an exceptional kit and fantastic directions.

    • Jenny-Adin-Christie

      Thank you so much Ann for such a lovely comment and for taking the time to do this! Very much appreciated xx

  3. Yvonne (verified owner)

    Jenny’s kits are a work of art themselves! So much thoughtful care and love has been put into them – from the gold stamped cover to the charming drawings, the pre-sewn muslin to the carefully wrapped little bits and pieces. Absolutely all the worry has been taken out to make room for carefree stitching. Is it normal to feel pampered from a kit? Thank you to you and your family for creating these lovely slices of happiness and serenity and for sharing your magical stitching world 🙂 Thank you!

    Yet another thrilled customer,
    Yvonne

    • Jenny-Adin-Christie

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback Yvonne ! Xxxx

  4. Toni (verified owner)

    The presentation of your kits is over the top!! It’s a thrill just to open the box and see the materials! Everything is beautifully labelled. The directions are so detailed, the materials are high quality–I can’t wait to get started! Thank you so much!!

  5. Helen Baldwin

    Another beautiful kit, with an amazing range of techniques and materials. Another Jenny masterpiece, can’t wait to start stitching!

    • Jenny-Adin-Christie

      Thank you for the lovely comments Helen xx

  6. Lindsay T (verified owner)

    An absolutely beautiful design. As with all of Jenny’s kits, the instructions are excellent and all materials are individually bagged with a label telling you what it is. I have bought many embroidery kits over the years but I have no hesitation in saying that Jenny’s are the best that I have ever purchased.

    • Jenny-Adin-Christie

      Thank you for the lovely comments Lindsay xx

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