20 October 2015

Thread collector and a needle case

Now these little gems were in the goody bags we were given at the Fringe Tat days. There were LOADS of useful things in there and I'll show you more another day.

Do you like the little thread catcher at the top?  Isn't it GORGEOUS.  That's what it's meant for but mine has become the storage place for my shuttles, scissors and hook when I've finished tatting each evening.  I pop them in there and then don't have to go searching for them the next day.  Inspired or what?

The needle case (with dedicated tatting knot unpicking tools) has also been put to good use too.  I've stocked it with a few pins and some needles (sewing sort) and it's now in - well, I'll tell you.  

I've gone back to doing patchwork which I've not done for about forty years (or more).  I found my old templates and I've made a start.  Please don't ask me what I'm making cause I haven't a CLUE!!!!  So the needle case is in the bag with the patchwork things. 

Another of 'those little birds' told me that Ruth made all these - that's probably nearly or over a 100 for the Tat Days.  They're so very neatly made and a joy to own.  I'm sure she must've been seeing them in her sleep with that amount to make!  That's both thread catchers AND needle cases she made.  That woman has stamina as well as being a neat machinist too.



7 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous needle case! - and d you have enough room in your cottage to house patchwork stash as well as threads?? - you can embellish the patchwork with tatting, that's what one of our Qld tatters has been working on for the last two years. She finished the final square last month.It's been wonderful to see it's progress.

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    1. Maureen, Maureen, Maureen - there's always room for MORE 'things' to squeeze into our house. Wish it was a cottage, though!!! Good idea on the tatting - time will tell what it turns out to be in the end. It's the making that's important - not the finished item!!!

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  2. Thread Collector is very nice my favorite!

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  3. What a great use of fabric! I think I might have some of that thread catcher fabric in my stash. ;-)

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  4. Does the thread catcher fold up? Would the sewing maestro Ruth share pattern or link to make them? I think both are fabulous!

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    1. It had to fold up to go into my suitcase but it 'bounced back' after. I like the way you catch two opposite points to pick it up, too. I'll ask Ruth if she'll share.

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    2. Linda - please email me on i tat lots @ gmail.com (moving the spaces) and I'll pass on the pattern which Ruth has sent to me.

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