I love to think of new accessories for stitchers as I am as much as stitching addict as you are! I cannot face my lovely gold plated needles stuck in to a bit of old cardboard or old felt - I need a pretty case or something similar.
I think a needlebook is self explanatory but I have had fun creating other needle places so I have grouped them in this section.
Needle Tidies were inspired by old Shaker pincushion and are made as a flat square with a folded hem and have a little pad inside.
Needle Safes started out as little self lined band samplers and are stitched on 28-count linen band so there are no folded hems.
Needlefolds were also originally band samplers that got converted!
This needle tidy is loosely based on a Quaker pincushion and is made up in two main sections. The outer cover is worked as a square and when folded it contains a small covered cushion pad
This pretty counted project is worked on linen band and so requires very little making up. The perfect place to keep your gold-plated needles
This exquisite needlefold started life as a two-day linen class at Pinks Barn here in England. Counted on 28-count Cashel linen using stranded cottons (floss), hand painted fine and medium cotton and glass seed beads.
Counted cross stitch with four-sided stitch bands.
A handmade, folded pocket worked on pure unbleached linen. The design is worked partly in stranded cottons and in Stef Francis space dyed silk.
It is embellished with a few mixed glass seed beads.
A very pretty needlebook in cross stitch and pulled thread stitches. No threads are removed when working this project!
Worked in cross stitch and other counted stitches this traditional design has been folded to create a very attractive needlesafe. The design includes a small amount of Hardanger embroidery as well as a few additional counted stitches.
This exquisite little needlefold is created from a band sampler worked in counted cross stitch, Hardanger embroidery and a few additional counted stitches. We have made a little covered magnet which is attached to the needlefold with narrow linen band. If you click on the picture to the left you will see more pictures of the actual stitching.
This pretty stitcher's collection includes the folded and lined hussif, a scissor chatelaine, scissor keeper and basket trim. The boxed kit includes all the components to make this lovely set of accessories.
Now available as a complete kit, this project is included on my Hardanger for the Horrified ebook. The stitching is worked on this lovely linen band and then folded to create a folded pocket
This cleverly constructed stitcher’s treasure is made up of four stitched pockets worked on unbleached linen band. The stitches include cross stitch, backstitch, queen stitch, French knots, four sided stitch, hemstitch & bullion bars. The complete project is worked by hand and is very simple to put together!
The hand crafted wooden bobbin and the stitcher’s tools are not included but may be bought separately.
This pack includes decorated edge linen band, narrow linen band, pre-sorted stranded cottons, 2 gold plated needles, hand dyed pure wool felt, shell buttons and fully illustrated instructions
This exquisite little etui is worked on pure linen band in two widths - with vintage seed beads added for effect.
Click on the picture to see the inside pockets and chatelaine pocket on the back cover.
The pack includes the lovely little gold plated chatelaine scissors and the tiny scissor charm.
This lovely project is hand made in linen, silk and pure wool felt. The four panels include exquisite ancient flower designs worked in counted cross stitch with some additional composite stitches for added detail.
Inside there is a delicate Watbo scissor keeper and a pair of gold plated chatelaine scissors.
Click on the picture to see a larger image and more details
Originally designed as a linen class here at Pinks Barn, the Petite Fleur Trio is now available as a complete kit.
The Petite Fleur Purse is worked in stranded cottons,seed beads and has a folded hem with ribbon tie. The tie is weighted with a pin keeper including a strong magnet. The Beaded Watbo is worked on linen and is completed with a ribbon and covered brass rings.
Inspired by my fifth visit to Giverney, France and to Claude Monet's garden, this project was first completed by many of our guests on our Northern France Tour in April 2013.
The project includes a project purse including the bridge over a Hardanger lily pond with a gold plated charm, a needle book and a Watbo scissor keeper. As a result of the response to the scissors I used on my worked example, I have included them in the pack!
After our fascinating visit to Ackworth School earlier this year, I was filled with enthusiasm for these striking and unusual patterns. This charming hussif includes a pin keep and scissor watbo and is stitched in pure cross stitch using school house red stranded cotton (floss). I have used unbleached Zweigart 28-count linen for all the elements of the piece.
It is lined in red silk with a linen needle band and shell button trim.
Click on the picture to the left and you can see the inside of the Hussif
Another pretty project inspired by the samplers at Ackworth School. The motifs are stitched on unbleached linen which is then hemmed and lined. If you click on the picture to the left, you can see inside
The scissor poppet is completed with satin ribbons and a pair of tiny chatelaine scissors. The dimensions shown are for the compendium when folded.
A bit of an invention! This is now the first in a series all based on my hand turned oak bobbins. The needleroll winds around the bobbin and is decorated with pretty wildflowers and insects.
The roll is stitched on unbleached linen and then lined in hand dyed pure wool felt. The roll has a shell button closure. The pack includes the Italian Lions Tail Scissors
Click on the picture to the left and you can see more views
This is the second in a series all based on my hand turned oak bobbins. The needleroll winds around the bobbin and is decorated with lovely alphabet letters.
The roll is stitched on unbleached linen and then lined in hand dyed pure wool felt. The roll has a shell button closure. The pack includes the gold plated stylish scissors
Click on the picture to the left and you can see another view
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