Needlebook

Constructing the needlebook part 2

Constructing the needlebook part 2

To pick up the story of the needle book…(read the first installment here) I had discarded the fraying flannel pages that I’d quickly snipped out from the inside cover of the needle book. It’s possible that if I’d adjusted the tension on my sewing machine as RM suggested I could have kept the flannel from […]


Constructing the needle book part 1

Constructing the needle book part 1

Today I’m going to explain how I made my new needle book…at least the first part of the process. Next time you’ll be ble to read all about the rest of the process and see the finished needle book. After I’d finished the stitching, the first thing that needed to be done was to cut […]


Bullion knot flowers

Bullion knot flowers

Ever since I found out that milliners needles made bullion knots really easy to do, I have loved doing them. Before I made that discovery, I dreaded them. Bullion knots were difficult, messy and usually had to be done at least more than once. Now that I know which needle to use, they’re a piece […]


Shade shifting strawberry

Shade shifting strawberry

While stitching the pretty little strawberries on the needle case, I experienced a sort of visual illusion. In my head I know that one color can effect how another color looks. The most common experience I’ve had with the effect of one color changing how another color looks in my face. If I’m dressed in […]


Stitching on linen again

Stitching on linen again

It’s been quite a while since I’ve stitched on plain linen. The last two large pieces I finished were both crewel pieces worked on linen twill. The cap is being stitched on a dense cotton even weave fabric. (I don’t know what it is as I got it at a fabric market and didn’t ask […]