A small creative pack of mainly vintage and some modern textile pieces, plus vintage lace fragments and a ready made base for you to sew onto, to create your own textile needle book. Also included are a couple of vintage buttons, a boiled wool insert to pop your needles and pins in and a length of recycled sari silk to make the tie fastener with.
I’ve called this a pack rather than a kit as there are no detailed instructions…just the materials for you to create your own masterpiece and design on the textile base. I do include a printed sheet with some suggestions and stitch diagrams to help you.
There are plenty of textile pieces in the pack for you to richly decorate your project and a small amount of thread to get you started. I’ve also included a small embroidery needle…so all you need are scissors and a few pins. You may of course like to add some of your own materials into your project.
I have not referred to the textile pieces as scraps as that suggests they are unwanted remnants when to me every fragment of textile however tiny is valuable and useful. There may be some very small pieces in the pack and this is perhaps because I only have small amounts of these fabrics left but still wanted to include them as they are so lovely and valuble.
The needle case base is made from a vintage french linen sheet which is quite thick and textured/slubby. Some of the textiles may have marks and discolouration as is expected for their age, all are clean.
The base has a 100% cotton wadding inside it making it easy to applique and attach your textile and embroidery work onto. I have tea dyed some of the textiles in the packs.
The needle book base measures approximately 10cm by 10cm when closed, they may very slightly.
Further example images can be found on the January blog on this website and I am more than happy to offer advice and help...please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. My example just shows the front cover decorated, plus a small pocket inside, but you could decorate all the sides of the book if you wish.
The needle book style and pack is my own design and not for reproduction or resale.