Francesca stitched her project on 32-count Flax Belfast linen from Zweigart. She used two plies of Milady’s Teal embroidery thread from Crescent Colours. On my model, I only used one ply of thread, but Francesca wanted more coverage and decided to use two plies instead.
view of Francesca's sewing case front
Francesca wrote, I'm 40 years old, and I live in Rome, Italy. I love embroidery in general, especially reproduction samplers, Quaker motifs, and crewel embroidery. I started when I was very young in school, only 7years old, and my teacher was a nun. Since that time I've always stitched. It relaxes me very much and brings my mind far from daily problems. I had a lot of fun working on this project, and it's my first “Needle Necessities”-- a must for every stitcher!
Francesca, I love your creative touches to this project, and I’m very happy that you enjoyed the project so much! Maybe this will be the start of a collection of “needle necessities”. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.