~Olde Sturbridge Salem~
An adorable 11” folkart punch needle & fabric doll.
A blustery and cold late September wind swirled chimney smoke past the thick glass windows as heavy clouds rolled in & the sun disappeared over the mountains. Inside Salem Tavern, hot buttered rum simmered & mulled cider brewed as Olde Sturbridge, the tavern-keeper, busied himself preparing for the evening ahead. He moved a few tables & benches closer to the fire, swept the weathered olde floor, lit the brass lanterns and raked the coals under the pot of chicken & dumplings cooking over the open fire. He unlocked the door, tossed his tavern cloth over his left shoulder and stepped behind the massive counter ready to greet his patrons and friends. ~ doreen frost
I am SO pleased to finally be releasing this fellow to you. I had hoped to do this sooner but alas, life tends to get in the way now and again. At any rate...HERE HE IS.
His pattern is a long one....full of VERY detailed directions and 10 full color, in progress and finished photo's. When finished you will have a sweet and dapper fellow just like you see in the photo's. :)
**Pattern is eighteen pages when printed. Fifteen pages of instruction, with full color photo's plus three pages of templates.
I have a limited number of FULL KITS available.
You will first punch his sweet pumpkin head using Valdani Perle Cotton thread. Then you stuff his head with wool batting and add a German glass eye. Then you will move on to creating his body from quilt shop cotton. He is then stuffed with fine sawdust & a bit of wool batting and dressed in humble weavers cloth and flannel. You will add a bit of vintage silk ribbon about his neck and place a vintage skeleton key in his hand :)
FULL KITS will include; EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE THE DOLL!!!
Paper pattern with reusable templates
Two full balls of Valdani Perle Cotton
TWO pieces of weavers cloth (one for the head, one for the shirt)
Piece of brown quilt shop cotton for the body & arms (design may vary)
Piece of brown flannel, for the pants
Length of Vintage Silk Ribbon (colors may vary)
Vintage Skeleton Key
1 German black glass eye
** all decoratively boxed for your enjoyment :)*
**You will need to supply your punch needle and hoop/frame and basic sewing items such as sewing machine, needle thread, scissors, etc..
*Goode (and important) Things To Know Section
*Very Detailed Instructions & Finishing Techniques TO MAKE THE ENTIRE DOLL.
*Beautiful Full Color Photographs
*Reusable Paper Templates.
**If you should need any help or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.**
Thank you ever so much and Happy Punching... :~)Doreen
*Please Note* This listing is for the pattern, not the finished product. Patterns are not refundable/returnable. Pattern is NOT for resale. You may offer the finished product from pattern, for sale, on your sites, ebay, etsy, blog etc.
If selling online, please give designer credit to me, Doreen Frost of Vermont Harvest Folk Art. :)
Finished item from pattern cannot be sold wholesale to the Retail Trade, or in Wholesale shows of any kind.
Finished item from the pattern cannot be submitted to any Magazines, or Wholesale Companies For Reproduction. Thank you :)