Friday 19 March 2010

Dreaming of a Chest to Impress?

We have all been ooohing and aaahing about the embroidered chest coming up for auction at Christie's on 25 March, but perhaps the estimate of £40,000 - £60,000 might entail more frugality than we could endure this year. So here instead, suggested by Jennifer who has three herself, is an opportunity for you to make one yourself. The chest you see here can be purchased for $750 through Hand Dyed Fibers - the boards all pop out and all you have to do is to stitch a few little pieces of linen of your own to cover them and - Hey Presto - you could have your own impressive chest! Click here for more information.


  1. Ohhhh...this is GORGEOUS!! $750 is still a sizable sum, but a girl can dream...

  2. Yes, I know, $750 is beyond my pocket money. But it is a wonderful thought that the tradition of making embroidered caskets may not have ceased.