Note Unfortunately Stitchin Fingers no longer exists as the site closed late 2016 so I have removed the links in this post
Over on stitchin fingers a very special web event is running.
The idea came from Carol Anne when she posted in the forum about the Festival of needles. We are synchronise this with a post a photo challenge inviting people to post photos on stitchin fingers of their needle cases and pin cushions.
What did I do to show respect for my needles?
Well after 15 years or so of use the felt in my needle case was looking a bit faded and tired so I decided to remove the old pages and replace with fresh felt.
I used real wool felt as the synthetic craft stuff attracts moisture in the air which in turn will rust your needles. I could not find a dark blue but this bight blue will be fine. Also, while I was at it I washed the cover. (Click on the image for a lager version)
Go and check out stitchin fingers and take a look at the photos posted under the Festival of needles tag to see what people use as needlecase and what they hold their pins in.
Next year on stitchin fingers I am going to suggest making needlecases and pincushions – perhaps even turning it into a swap. I will have to ask for suggestions closer to the time but I am open to ideas to mull over now.
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As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.
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