Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New wool needle holder

I just made a little wool appliqué needle holder so I'll have an extra one to take to classes. This one is headed to Sisters, OR, in a few weeks for a class with Rosalie Dace -- can't wait!

I whipstitched three little leaves onto the front of the case before adding the embroidery. I used a wool/acrylic blend for the whipstitching and variegated pearl cotton thread for the embroidery. 

Then I added some yellow glass beads to the leaves. I used a blanket stitch to attach the outside to the blue inside and then started filling it with needles.

As you can see, I managed to get some photos from the new Apple onto the blog, with much help from my husband and some cursing on my part. I liked the old system better.

 Have a colorful day


The Idaho Beauty said...

Sweet! That's a lovely little needle holder. Sorry the new system is frustrating. Maybe with time it will get less so.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Lovely! As for the frustration, my only suggestion is practice, practice practice... repetition seems to help on anything new in the tecchie area, at least for me. Can't wait to see pix from your class!

Robbie said...

Very, very pretty and workmanship VERY nice! Have fun at glass!!!

Julia DesertSpring said...

The photos look good! Did you end up finding a copycat Picassa to use?