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Embroider a Globe

Project Type Other, Home
Categories Embroidery
Author Nancy Nehring
Format Project/Pattern

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For some schoolgirls in nineteenth-century America, embroidering a globe was the culmination of their needlework instruction; it also taught them geography. Our globe, with place names such as Chinese Empire, New Holland, and New Amazonia, is based on globes available between 1800 and 1840.

Materials Broadcloth, 100% silk fabric, ivory, 12 × 22½ inches (30.5 × 57.2 cm), 1 piece Medium-weight canvas, 100% cotton, ivory, 12 × 22½ inches (30.5 × 57.2 cm), 1 piece YLI Thread, 100% silk 1000-denier thread, 22 yards (20/m)/card, 1 card each of black, ivory, and red John James Needle, embroidery size 7 Sewing thread, ivory IBC Silk Pins, super fine (.5 mm), 13⁄8 inches (3.5 cm) long, glass head, 250/box, 1 box Fiberfill Mechanical pencil, 0.5 mm Pigma Micron 01 Permanent Marking Pen, 1 mm, black Fabric Dye Brush Pens, permanent pigment, 1 package of 6 colors

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