In the 18th century, the item called a housewife (“hussif”) is one that had multiple uses. It could be a container for small personal items, a wallet, a sewing kit, or a combination of these. This housewife kit is a simple design based on period examples.
Note: This is a finished product. If you are looking for a housewife kit, please check out the supply kit section of the website.
- 1 hand sewn hussif
- 1 piece of wax
- 1 thread winder
- 1 spool of linen thread
This is one of four special edition kits made in collaboration with Abby Cox using various remnants from her costumes and handmade clothing. Harlequin’s bright, jewel tone silks make for a super cheerful piece. Rainbow plaid taffeta from Abby's famous 1830s dress is accented with blue satin, green & purple taffetas, and the gold glazed cotton she uses in most of her linings. This set features pockets individually lined in cotton and bound in petersham, a green wool needle book, and white silk ribbon.
Inspired by spicy autumnal flavors, this hussif comes with embroidered and striped silks in red, gold, and russet. The exterior is either a floral embroidered silk, with the whole piece bound in champagne petersham ribbon.
The Leota hussif features spooky cotton prints and silk taffetas in black, green, and purple. Each pocket is individually bound in black petersham, and the whole piece is finished with a black silk ribbon.
Youngling (Prototype Version):
Youngling features sage and sandy linens, wools, and silks. Everything is bound with a white petersham ribbon and tied with silk ribbon.
This hussif contains taffeta and satin fabrics in red, yellow, copper, green, blue, and purple. The pockets are individually bound with white petersham and the whole piece is finished with a pink silk ribbon.
Your favorite witchy sisters are all represented in this collection of jewel tones. Deep red Manchester velvet, pink & gold shot silk taffeta, chartreuse silk satin, green & black shot taffeta, and a magical purple & green silk blend are wrapped in dark forest green and bound with jet black petersham ribbon.