Designs by Maureen Appleton Sorenson

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“Be True” Valentine Sachet Kit #203

IMGP6809The heavenly aroma of this lavender filled sachet will truly afford a charming gift for your beloved friend. It stitches rather quickly and finishes into such an adorable sachet in no time at all. Sixteen DMC cotton fibers compliment these delightful two fabrics, all included in your kit. Complete Kit Includes: gentle manuscript 26 & More Info »
Price: $59.00

“Hornbook Schoolgirl Sampler II” Kit #201

IMGP6821Stitch Count: 128(H) x 128(V) The Eighteenth Century revisits a multitude of needlework adaptations, techniques, stitch methods, and necessaries. The hornbook was used by school children for several centuries, starting in the Mid-15th century, in Europe and America. It consisted of a wooden paddle with lessons tacked on and covered by a piece of transparent More Info »
Price: $69.00

“Hornbook Schoolgirl Sampler III” Kit #202

IMGP6818Stitch Count: 110(H) x 234(V) The Eighteenth Century revisits a multitude of needlework adaptations, techniques, stitch methods, and necessaries. The hornbook was used by school children for several centuries, starting in the Mid-15th century, in Europe and America. It consisted of a wooden paddle with lessons tacked on and covered by a piece of transparent More Info »
Price: $69.00

“Hornbook Schoolgirl Sampler I” Kit #200

IMGP6805Stitch Count: 100(H) x 256(V) The Eighteenth Century revisits a multitude of needlework adaptations, techniques, stitch methods, and necessaries. The hornbook was used by school children for several centuries, starting in the Mid-15th century, in Europe and America. It consisted of a wooden paddle with lessons tacked on and covered by a piece of transparent More Info »
Price: $69.00

“Spring Sachet” Kit #204

IMGP6812The heavenly aroma of this evergreen filled sachet will truly afford a charming gift for your beloved friend. It stitches rather quickly and finishes into such an adorable sachet in no time at all. Nineteen DMC cotton fibers compliment these delightful two fabrics, all included in your kit. Spring Is Here! Complete Kit Includes: gentle More Info »
Price: $59.00

Kit #188 Splendor XXIV ~ “Silken Birds”

silkenbirdsCharming silk on 40-count linen. Soie Surfinè..... one of the finest silk fibers in which to create our heirlooms. This small monochromatic sampler stitches quickly, and provides that perfect gift for your bird-watcher friend.
Price: $42.00

“Pumpkin Pyncushion” HALLOWEEN II Kit #198

IMG_1678Stitched on 40-count natural linen. a stand up pyncushion for your Halloween Stitching Nest
Price: $42.00

Wicked Was Here - Kit 197

Wicked Was HereHalloween has remained the second most decorated holiday in America. Witches, goblins, pumpkins, all subjects for my new series. The witch flew into the petrified forest, and all that remains is her hat and the devastation ! A “treat” to stitch on the hand-dyed 29-count gray Scottish Glenshee linen. WDW creates the all but fallen More Info »
Price: $42.00

“Italia Floral” Tudor Silk Biscornu and Fob ensemble Kit #196

Italia Floral, Tudor Silk on Fabric Flair 40 count linen Biscornu and fob ensembleStitched on Fabric Flair “Tin” 40-count linen; Complete kit includes Tudor Silk overdyed to create this unique colour shading on both pieces. Both backing fabrics as well as linens are also included.
Price: $51.00

Acorn Fob/Pocket

194sm40 count natural linen, 16 shades of DMC floss. Four glass beads included. Two coordinating fabrics also. Pocket holds Mother Of Pearl "Acorn" floss-keeper from Kelmscott Kit #194 Acorn Fob/Pocket Complete kit includes linen, floss, both finishing fabrics (inside/outside of pocket), needles and more. Also finishing/instructions and flosses for cording and tassel.
Price: $45.00

Bee Two-Pocket Pouch

193sm32 count natural linen with 16 DMC colors. Bee ribbon included. Also two coordinating fabrics for backside and lining of pockets. Gold "bee hive" needle minder stores in one of pockets (from Kelmscott). Stylized Bee is so realistic with a fine array of fiber shading!
Price: $45.00

Crown Needle-Minder Pouch

192sm235-count natural linen, stitched with DMC floss. Two silk favrics and "crown" ribbon included in kit. Separate crown needle keeper also stitches, along with fleur 'd les attachment. Pocket holds purple crown needle-minder from Kelmscott. Complete kit includes linen, floss, both finishing fabrics (inside/outside of pocket), bee twill ribbon, needles and more.
Price: $59.00

Gold Crown Pocket

191sm28 count ivory pre-edged linen, stitched with DMC floss, fabrics for backing included in kit. Holds the "heart in hand" crown needleminder from Kelmscott. An appropriate and attractive pocket to keep your crown needle minder. Complete kit includes both fabrics for inside and back of pocket, DMC flosses, and 28-count pre edge/ stitched linen for More Info »
Price: $59.00

Splendor XXVI - Queens Court

190sm40 count natural linen; 12 ply Tudor Silk from Switzerland, Bellagio Red. Stitch Count 207(h) x 257(v) The twenty-sixth Splendor. The cherished love and respect of family. This monochromatic celebrates our loved ones with initials galore! All five alphabets are included for your re-creation of the dedication to your family, or perhaps a special family More Info »
Price: $52.00

Splendor XXV - Dance

189sm40 count natural linen; 12 ply Tudor Silk from Switzerland, Candy Apple Red, Stitch Count: 174(h)x206(v). The twenty-fifth Splendor. Innocence of Youth and Dance.
Price: $49.00

Sewing Clamp II ~ Sampler Bits

Sampler BitsComplete kit indeed. Yes, even the black wrought iron adjustable sewing clamp to join your stitching nest and house your specialty needles, pins and such. I absolutely love this re-visited idea of the sewing clamp in our stitching world. Thanks to Rindy Richards, my professional needlework finisher, who discovered these charming vintage clamps. She has More Info »
Price: $55.00

Sewing Clamp III Bird of Color

Bird of ColorThe ladies of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century created their lovely heirlooms using these hand-wrought cast iron sewing clamps to store their needles and pins. Such a charming encoutrèment to add to your stitching nest. Create this lovely bird to store your accessories and needles. Stitched on 40-count hand-dyed MUFFIN linen, with DMC cotton fibers. More Info »
Price: $55.00

Sewing Clamp I ~ Floral Monogram

floral MonogramComplete kit indeed. Yes, even the black wrought iron adjustable sewing clamp to join your stitching nest and house your specialty needles, pins and such. I absolutely love this re-visited idea of the sewing clamp in our stitching world. Thanks to Rindy Richards, my professional needlework finisher, who discovered these charming vintage clamps. She has More Info »
Price: $55.00

Strawberry Fob with red-handle scissors

Strawberry FobTo imagine fresh strawberries year-round in your stitching basket……..This fob kit includes the red-handled scissors & red leather sheath, four red and green glass beads, and is created with fourteen DMC flosses on 40-count Scottish Glenshee Ivory linen. You can feel the seeds on this gorgeous strawberry. Complete kit. A great tutorial to finish your More Info »
Price: $49.50

Carrot Fob, includes Hare scissors

Carrot FobThis adorable bunny rabbit scissors (hare), is included in your kit, and just waiting to be attached to this like-like carrot. Created with nine DMC cotton flosses on 40-count hand-dyed Scottish Glenshee MUFFIN linen. Four glass orange and green beads. Backing fabric for your fob. Complete stitching and finishing instructions. Complete kit.
Price: $59.50