Monday, March 31, 2008

The Needle Nook is finished

I did a lot of finishing work this weekend. This is the completed Needle Nook. Each canvas piece is sewn with 2 pieces of thin quilt batting in between the canvas and moire I used on the backs. Before stitching the final seam, plastic is inserted in them to stiffen the piece. The bottom is moire on the top and the bottom. After these three pieces are together, one must sew those three pieces together from point to point. Then, you take all the leftover Kreiniks and make the twisted cord. This is then stitched in place around the front and the back. The first picture is the front.


The next picture is the back.



Next, I have a photo looking down on the piece, so you can see the overall shape.



Last is a photo of what happens when you pinch the ends. This is what opens the case.

I also cut two pieces of felt and put them on the sides of the front and the back, so I can park needles in the felt versus the moire. The case is large enough to also carry a small pair of scissors. Even though DH says it looks like a football, I don't agree. It is a very beautiful piece. I hope you enjoyed watching it become an heirloom.







6 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

That is, indeed, an heirloom - beautiful thing!! You should quit your job, too, and do finishing. I wouldn't even attempt something like that.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Club said...

Lovely! I was very curious about how this all went together, so I'm glad to see all the pictures.

Thanks very much, Pat. You can loan this out to me any time....

Jane, exits laughing in CH

LovetoStitch99 said...

This project has turned out absolutely lovely. What a great job you have done with it.

Now, because of you, we all want ONE (big smile)

Pierrette =^..^=

g said...

very cool....
but all here in Squiggeeland know you rock...no big surprise
xoxoxox
g

NCPat said...

Thanks for the compliments! Wow! So now I have to decide if I am loaning it out or making you all one! LOL and "rocking" in NC!

Happy Heart Designs said...

It's beautiful. I'm so glad you shared pictures at the end. I wasn't sure how it was supposed to go together.