Beaded Tudor Sweete Bag

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Product Code: 586



This very decorative project was inspired by the Elizabethan examples seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and by early English versions held at the De Witt Wallace Museum in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Jane has designed and stitched her version of the Sweete bag as a simple holder for needlework tools. The pack includes linen band, Cashel linen, pre-sorted threads, glass seed beads, gold plated needles, chart and illustrated instructions

Sweete Bags were commonly carried by both men and woman during Elizabethan times, sometimes holding petals and herbs to ward of insects and disease. Sometimes the purse would hold a matching book of prayer or similar. It is known that Queen Elizabeth 1st was given many such purses with gold coins or other gifts inside, always elaborately decorated with stitching, gold threads and beads. Antique examples of these beautiful bags are very collectable indeed and fetch considerable amounts at auction.

Size: 6 x 6 inches design only

Product Code: 586



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