I’ve been working on my fabric stash for quite a while, and found I was now struggling to decide what could become bags–and my attention turned to the plant dyed woollen blanket stash. Having made quite a few larger items–the question of what to do with the small scraps arose (inevitably). And so, a very large number of needle books came into existence.
And then some more, and some more. The stash of random small quantities of string went into the mix, and eventually home made string also got used!
I guess I will now have to work on creating some mending kits…
I made another little stack of needlebooks. I have been accumulating tins that can become mending kits as I assemble all their elements over time. I figure I will be teaching mending again sooner or later.
I love how these little pieces use tiny scraps (in this case, blanket offcuts) and yet turn them into something that is useful and perhaps also lovely. I also enjoy choosing plant dyed threads that work with the section of print I am using. Sometimes I change thread colour as I go or as the thread remaining in that colour runs out.
I made an exception here and used indigo dyed thread my beloved brought home from Japan for the coreopsis flower print, because–the print itself seemed to call for it. I can feel the time drawing closer when I will need to open my stuff, steep and store jars and see what new silk thread options they offer. How have I managed to wait so long?