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Last update 10/31/2019

Teri Young and Kara Mason

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Original appliqué design by Through the Needle’s Eye, LLC


“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”


Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 classic, The Secret Garden, is the inspiration for this block. As we follow the robin—and stitch one too!—we will create our own secret gardens (sans weeds), using a variety of techniques and fibers. Back-basting appliqué will build the garden walls; embroidery and ribbon work will fill it with blooms; a creative use of sari silk will give our gnarled wisteria trunk dimension; and gathered ribbon flowers will frame it all. Kit is complete with all fabric (except background fabric), thread, and ribbon to create this block, as well as a detailed handout. Color digital PDF copy of instructions available upon request. Cost includes US domestic shipping. Please email us for information about international shipping.

The Secret Garden Kit