Saturday, September 19, 2009

NEW--My Needle's Worke Box

And now.... the third, and last, of my new releases!

This little box, which measures nearly four inches, is the perfect size for holding your needlework tools. Place it on a table next to you when stitching or pack it up to take to your favorite stitching event. The verse on the box lid, My needle does my heart engage, has been used on samplers for hundreds of years.

Inside the box are a pincushion (on the lid) and four pockets which hold a needlebook, two embroidered threadwinders, and other needlework tools.

Inside view with the top removed. Also a view of the back panel.

Inside of the lid with a pincushion plus the needlebook, scissors weight, and two embroidered threadwinders.

Linen: 32-count Antique Ivory (#233), Zweigart, Inc.
Recommended linen size: 26 inches wide x 18 inches high

Stitches used: backstitch, closed herringbone, cross, cross stitch over one linen thread, four-sided, nun’s stitch, oblong cross, satin, smyrna cross, and tent stitch.

Stitching directions, charts, and very detailed assembly instructions are included.

Thread: silk threads from Crescent Colours (Belle Soie), Gloriana Threads, and Needlepoint, Inc., and DMC tatting thread (#80), Ecru. DMC substitutions for the silk threads are listed on the chart.

Crescent Colours (Belle Soie)
Love Dove
Old Crow
Rose of Sharon

Gloriana Threads
Birch Brown
Dried Pink Roses
Old Gold
Olive Grove
Pacific Blue Dark

Needlepoint, Inc.
Light Coral 622
Light Atlantic Blue 921
Atlantic Blue 928

DMC tatting thread, Ecru

Box closed, showing two of the sides. Look at the "feet" on the box bottom.

These are "working" photos just to give you a glimpse of what is coming. (Thanks, Deb.) The mother of pearl ruler and scissors (Seaton) are from Kelmscott Designs.

Hopefully, we'll be finishing up the assembly instructions and the photography over the weekend so the charts can be printed and packaged next week and then sent on their way along with the two other new designs.

Thank you very much for your blog posts and comments about the new designs. They mean so much to me.


Margaret said...

It looks lovely, Ellen! I love etuis!

Nathalie said...

Incredible beautiful !!!!!!!!!
I love it :-)

TattingChic said...

What a lovely box! I love it! You certainly are a very talented stitcher! :)

~TattingChic ♥

Cari said...

Oh Ellen - this box is LOVELY!! What a great idea. Girl you are such a fabulous designer. This one is another must have!!!

Terri said...

I love it too and will definitely be purchasing it!!

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful and practical as well. I would love to learn how to finish a piece like this! It's awesome!!!!!

Feathers in the Nest

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Ellen, I've just added it too my wish list

josieh said...

This is just amazing! I'm so glad you made the decision to design!
Mary Jo H

Anonymous said...

ooo Gorgeous!!!

Deborah said...

This is gorgeous. I agree with all the superlatives used above. I just my have to start stitching again and make one of these.