Thursday, 31 October 2019

Nimble needles

Like any keen crafter, I have an ever expanding collection of craft books. Being keen on mixed media, I have an excuse to buy books on a wide variety of subjects, from macramé to metalwork and everything in between! But it was a very small booklet that began my lifelong love for crafting.  I had been given my first ever sewing basket for Christmas, full of sewing notions such as needles, tape measure, pins and thimble. I begged some scraps of fabric from grandma and she gave me this little booklet.


Those nimble needles still help me – dear old back stitch and his friends help to make bead embroidered pieces and I recognised a distant cousin of buttonhole stitch when I completed the chain on my latest piece.


The tiny floral pattern I painted on the heart reminded me of those little scraps of flowery fabrics and my first adventures in needlework.

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