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Between 2000 and 2004, Thistle Threads collaborated with the Historic Needlework Guild to produce a Limited Edition Kit for each year. Each kit was limited to a production of 500 kits. A portion of the proceeds is given to an organization, which promotes historical embroidery. A limited number of the kits are now available under the Thistle Threads brand to complete the 500-kit limit for each design.

Previous grantees include:
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to sponsor the "Sampler A to Z exhibit" in 2000 and a second grant to purchase conservation supplies for their new textiles storage area in 2002.
  • The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts to sponsor the "Painted with Threads" exhibit in 2001.
  • The Victorian and Albert Museum in London, England to purchase a camera with high magnification function for the textile and costume department.
  • Plimoth Plantation to purchase materials for their Stuart-era embroidered jacket project.
  • Additional funds have been donated to Colonial Williamsburg to aid in the purchase of two important samples completed under the tutelage of Judith Hayle and her daughter.

Sweet Bag

Dutch Huswif

Victorian pocket purse

A Sailor's Blessing

Joys Many Sorrows Few