Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Needlecase

During the summer wonderful mum and I took a class at the Bead Shop Nottingham to make a needle case.  I've often admired beaded needle cases but I've never made one and I didn't understand how they work.  

It turns out they have a little wooden needle case inside them, like the one in the picture below.  This picture shows how far I got by the end of the class.


It was peyote stitched, so the technique wasn't difficult, but it was difficult following the pattern and remembering when to use the correct beads!  The pattern I followed was one made by Steph as I loved the design and colours.


A few weeks after the class I finally sat down to finish it - it only took about 20 minutes, more senseless procrastinating!  All I need to do now is glue the beadwork to the tube.  I have a stack of almost done projects waiting for some glue before I show you!


I've just realised I don't know how big this is.  About the length of a long beading needle?  Probably about 6cm/2 and a bit inches long.


This was a nice, simple, enjoyable project.

15 comments:

Pamela said...

I really like this. Maybe I can make. Something like it. Very nice!

Christine Barnsley said...

What a pretty little project Wendy. You and your mum attend some fabulous workshops! Christine x

Cath said...

Very cute. Nice finish :-)

Bethany said...

This reminds me of the colorwork knitting workshop I recently attended--it wasn't easy keeping the pattern straight. You did better with your beads than I did with my yarn, haha!

D1-D2 said...

This is very pretty. Where do you buy the wooden needle cases?

Rachel said...

It's charming - a well-executed piece!

Kerryp77 said...

That is so pretty, love it, I've often admired them at craft shows

Jessie's Needle said...

Love it, such neat work.

margaret said...

such a pretty needle holder, be careful if you are glueing lots of projects do not want you getting high on the fumes

Jane Galley said...

I love this, well done

underatopazsky said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Deb said...

Such a beautiful needle holder! You did a great job!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job! I love it :D

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Wendy,
This is so sweet! My handicraft group has had some talks from ladies about beading in the past .... I'd quite forgotten about beading since .... seeing your projects today, I think I need to get my beads out and have a go!
Amazing work, Wendy.
I thought I had started following you previously, but I guess I got the link muddled before. However I am now a follower as you have a lot of ideas that really appeal to me!
Barbara x

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

It looks very effective. Your local Bead Shop is clearly a place of treasures!