Sku : 433607d

Tree of Life Needlepoint Kit - Silk Thread and Canvas

Winterthur Licensed Product!

For women in early America, learning to sew was a crucial skill that was often taught early in childhood and further developed throughout a lifetime. Fancy needlework or fancywork is a term used to describe ornamental embellishments and decorative "art needlework" projects.

The Tree of Life image is from an original 1754 silkwork picture worked by Mary King of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The original piece features silk and metallic threads on a gold moiré silk ground and is part of Winterthur's textile collection.

Kit includes a detailed Giclee printed image on high quality Zweigart 14 count mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas and comes complete with hand selected colors of silk thread. Canvas made in Germany, printed in USA.

• Kit includes: Giclee printed 14 mesh canvas and silk thread.

• 16 and 18 count mesh are available by special request. Please specify in the "Special Instructions" box when checking out.

• Dimensions: 12" x 16".

• Each kit is made by hand, please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.
Each kit is made by hand, please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.
Mary King Needlework

Little is known about Mary King, the creator of this needlework, except that she lived in Philadelphia and married a man from Minnesota. The piece seen here, was made with silk yarns on a silk moiré ground fabric depicting the Tree of Life in 1754. It is assumed that imported Indian fabrics were her inspiration. Mary was very skilled and probably taught needlework.

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