Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Finally Finished This Needlebook

This project is finally finished. This small needlebook is about an inch thick. It has pages for Embroidery, Chenille, Beading, Milliners, Quilting, Sharps and Specialty needles. There's a page for Pins, too.

The Tools page has a small pocket to hold packages of needles or a small marking pen or seam ripper. The Scissors page has a pocket to hold a small pair of embroidery scissors.

The cover ties closed around a Czech glass butterfly bead on the back.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Not Finished Yet But Making Progress on This Needlebook

I still have more embroidery and beading to do on this before I try to figure out how to sew it together. I embroidered the pages with names of needles on opposite sides of one piece of felt. That has caused my current dilemma.

If I sew the back of one side together with the back of another side like I originally intended to do, then the pages kind of buckle when you open it up.

I may cut a narrow piece of felt about an inch wide and the height of the needlebook. It may be possible to sew the pages to it and then sew that inside of the cover. Then I still have to figure out how to sew the cover on.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Working on Another New Needlebook

Not really sure how this will be completed because, once again, I began working with no thought as to how this would be finished.

I embroidered ten pages: Embroidery, Chenille, Beading, Milliners, Quilting, Sharps, Specialty, Pins, Tools and Scissors. Both the Tools and Scissors pages have pockets appliqued to the page with the three-bead picot edge to hold some tools and a small pair of embroidery scissors.

The damask fabric used for part of the cover was cut with a rotary cutter with a scalloped edge. The fabric is raw and is unraveling as I expected it would.

When I finish the silk ribbon embroidery on the cover, then I'll try to sew the pages in as signatures. I still have to figure out how to sew the pages together to cover the backside of the embroidery. Because they'll be doubled, it will make a heavy surface to store needles and pins, too, but the cover will stay soft.