Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Needlebook for my Sister






 




When my sister commissioned a Liberty needle book. I thought I would be making something similar to the one I made myself.  However my sister had seen this needle book, that she thought would suit her needs better.  She duly ordered herself the labels for each type of needle and sent them to me.

After making my Liberty hexis, I appliqued them onto natural linen, then cross hatch quilted it to hold everything firmly and stop the linen from stretching so much.

The next steps had me stumped for a little while, cos I wanted to make the cover stiffer than my usual needle books and have it look more like an actual book with all the felt pages it would need to contain. (Eight in total).  After a little bit of faffing around with cardboard, I created the outer cover, which has a spine. When folded it measures 5" x 7'' x .75"

The next step was the interior, after deciding on natural linen, I fortuitously found some felt in my collection that co-ordinated with the Liberty I used for the scissor keep. I also used this Liberty fabric for the top and lower edge binding.  The page labels have been attached with a double sided tape - specially for fabrics that I received in swap.  Much easier than sewing them on.

 I have kept a record of my process, of what worked and what I would do differently should I make a needle book in this style again.

I am really pleased with how this has turned out, and enjoyed making it for you.  I hope you enjoy using it little sis.

14 comments:

  1. LIKEY LIKEY from Northland! beautiful needlebook, I like how the felt matches your liberty fabrics so well and the page labels are gorgeous!

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  2. Enchanting, I love the labels such a great idea.

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  3. A very pretty needle book... to be much treasured and used I'm sure! {second time today I've come across that expression... 'faffing around'... must be a kiwi thing! } Great photography!

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  4. WOW! That's the most wonderful needlebook I've seen!

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  5. It is gorgeous and I love the way that it really does look like a book! The labels are a lovely idea too. Your sister will be delighted with this and think of you every time that she uses it I am sure. xx

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  6. Gorgeous....love those labels :)

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  7. Love it Julie. Where can I buy those labels? :-)

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  8. Absolutely beautiful. I love it. What a great idea. I like the labels.

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  9. She is a lucky gal!!! It is such a beautiful piece my friend!!! I bet she just loves it! Here is to an inspiring week! Nicole xo

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  10. Gosh Julie - it is gorgeous! Such a lucky sister! Love the colours and how it all looks together. I can honestly say that I am a huge fan of your creations - So Lovely!

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  11. Oh Julie, this is gorgeous!!

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