Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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.
Posted by Janet Stauffacher at 6:08 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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.
Posted by Janet Stauffacher at 7:15 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2015
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.
Posted by Janet Stauffacher at 7:41 PM