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KathyBradford
03-23-2007, 06:42 AM
Five entirely handsewn housewives made from the finest materials and stocked with all the essentials

25% of the proceeds will be donated to CWPT preservation through ACPP

South Carolina Housewife Kit reserved
Made out of red, white, and blue wool and sewn with silk thread. Once someone claims this, I’ll embroider the initials of choice in red silk.
$110 ($27.50 to preservation) includes embroidered initials and shipping 1 available

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The four panels are made out of wool, and the bottom two are pockets. It is stocked with


• Patches of fabric by FHW, Childs, and more
• Antique brass pins
• Needles
• Thread wrapped on canvas
FHW logwood, FHW linen, Black, brown, navy and cream heavy glace cotton
• Bone and paper backed tin buttons in a handsewn linen poke sack (includes some beautiful ones from Jim Kindred of Military Warehouse that are not pictured)
• Chunk of raw beeswax wrapped in linen
• Reproduction postage stamps on 100% rag paper
• Hanks of hemp twine in two thicknesses
• Cotton twill tape in black and white
• Tin of strike-anywhere matches in two sizes
• Handsewn pillow ticking poke sack to hold and protect it all

When unrolled flat, it is 13” long, and 5 ¼” wide. The exterior is brown wool, edged with yellow wool twill tape. The top section has a crescent moon (S.C. symbol since the Revolution), and the second white wool panel has wool layers with needles. The middle red panel has a white wool on blue wool star, and the bottom blue panel has a Palmetto tree flanked by “S” and “C”. All the pieces are individually cut and sewn in place in layers.

Federal Housewife Kit
Entirely handsewn with silk on silk or cotton embroidered 34 star flag and shield.
$100 ($25 to preservation) includes embroidered initials and shipping 1 available

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Confederate Housewife Kit

Entirely handsewn with silk on silk embroidered Second National, Bonnie Blue, and First National flags.
$100 ($25 to preservation) ppd 1 available

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Materials for the Federal and Confederate housewife kits

silk
wool
cotton
silk and 100% non-mercerized cotton thread
cotton twill tape binding and ties
Stocked with

• lump of raw beeswax wrapped in linen
• paper backed tin and bone buttons in handsewn poke sack
• patch fabric –FHW jean cloth, C. Childs satinette, wool, osnaburg, canvas OR FHW kersey, FHW and other wool, canvas, osnaburg
• needles
• thread wrapped on cloth - FHW logwood dyed cotton, non-mercerized black, brown, blue, and off-white cotton thread
• journal – 4” x 5 1/2”, marbleized and shellacked cover, 100% cotton rag paper pages hand stitched with FHW linen thread for individual removal
• penknife sharpened pencil
• reproduction postage stamps on 100% rag paper
• hanks of hemp twine in two sizes
• cotton twill tape in black and white
• tin with 2 sizes of strike-anywhere matches
• 100% stearine candles
• handsewn, muslin-lined ticking poke sack.

Red and Black Silk and Red Wool Housewife
For any impression. Entirely handsewn from red and black silk and red wool with cotton twill tape ties
$65 ($16.25 to preservation) includes embroidered initials and shipping 2 available

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Stocked with

• lump of raw beeswax wrapped in linen
• paper backed tin and bone buttons in handsewn poke sack
• patch fabric –FHW jean cloth, C. Childs satinette, osnaburg, canvas, FHW kersey, FHW wool
• needles
• thread wrapped on cloth - non-mercerized black, brown, blue, and off-white cotton thread
• reproduction postage stamps on 100% rag paper
• hank of hemp twine
• cotton twill tape in black and white



The Perfect Housewife...Priceless!


These are ready to be sent. If you’d like any of them, please post here, PM, or e-mail PreservationParcels@hotmail.com to reserve for up to seven days. Money orders, personal checks or Paypal at preservationparcels@hotmail.com gladly accepted.

stitch by stitch, acre by acre

KathyBradford
03-23-2007, 09:43 AM
The Federal, Confederate, and one red and black silk housewives are still available.

Thank you.

KathyBradford
03-23-2007, 02:04 PM
Here are the black silk embroidered initials on one going out in today's mail.

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Thank you.

KathyBradford
03-23-2007, 03:39 PM
One red and black silk housewife is still available. All the others have been sent or reserved.

Thank you.

KathyBradford
03-26-2007, 09:18 AM
Thank you. All five housewives have been sent or reserved. $145 will be sent for preservation with the extra coming from a very generous man.