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Handmade Needle Book from Vintage Violets Needlepoint

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Handmade Needle Book from Vintage Violets Needlepoint

24.00

In the early 18th century, needlebooks were used to store needles in order to keep these precious objects from being lost or damaged. The wool felt ladened with lanolin helped to minimize the rusting of pins. A needle's thread was often attached to one side and the floss would naturally stick to the wool fabric and prevent tangling. These simple objects held great value 300 years ago and still have a useful purpose today.

I was lucky enough to find 3 vintage, small, floral needlepoints that were horribly framed in plastic. A bit of work to clean them, I then sewed each into a delightful needle book. The backing is made from vintage, French linen fabric. The felt pages are 100% wool from Germany. Quality materials throughout.

There is such beauty in a handmade item. The maker's thoughts, memories, creative spirit are captured within the object. For me, I have fond memories of my first sewing teacher having a tiny needlebook tucked in her pocket. I knew that I wanted to make some by hand to share with you.

Each book is sold individually. I have “Sunflowers” and “Poppies” also available in the shop.

Approximately 3 inches square

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In the early 18th century, needlebooks were used to store needles in order to keep these precious objects from being lost or damaged. The wool felt ladened with lanolin helped to minimize the rusting of pins. A needle's thread was often attached to one side and the floss would naturally stick to the wool fabric and prevent tangling. These simple objects held great value 300 years ago and still have a useful purpose today.

I was lucky enough to find 3 vintage, small, floral needlepoints that were horribly framed in plastic. A bit of work to clean them, I then sewed each into a delightful needle book. The backing is made from vintage, French linen fabric. The felt pages are 100% wool from Germany. Quality materials throughout.

There is such beauty in a handmade item. The maker's thoughts, memories, creative spirit are captured within the object. For me, I have fond memories of my first sewing teacher having a tiny needlebook tucked in her pocket. I knew that I wanted to make some by hand to share with you.

Each book is sold individually. I have “Sunflowers” and “Poppies” also available in the shop.

Approximately 3 inches square