5 Needlework Products We Love Most
One of the best things about stitching in any form is the neat needlework accessories and resources you collect over time. Everyone around you probably knows about your needlework obsession because you’re always talking about your stuff and your work. Everyone has to know about some great new scissors, some helpful resource books, or some cute new fabric!
So, in order to celebrate all things we love and treasure, I’m going to share with you some of the PieceWork staff’s favorite needlework accessories.
This necklace is both stylish and functional! Never misplace your scissors in the middle of a project again—put them around your neck! The vintage style of the pendant is elegant and charming, and the high-quality, stainless steel blades will seamlessly cut through most fabric, yarn, and thread.
The PieceWork staff pulled our favorite Needlecraft magazine covers from our archives here at the office, and we had them made into full-color prints that are 11 x 14 inches; they are shown here framed. If you love beautiful home décor, needlework, and vintage magazines, then congratulations! We made these just for you!
Clearly, as needleworkers, we are into vintage stuff. The ¾-inch thimble, 2¾-inch bodkin, 3½-inch etui, 4¾-inch awl, and 4-inch embroidery scissors in this set are all engraved with elegant, antique designs. The lined, wooden box with gold hinges and accents that holds the five-piece set looks to have come straight from a modiste’s workshop.
If you call yourself a needleworker, and Weldon’s Practical Needlework isn’t in your library, it’s time to step up your game a bit. This hard-cover boxed set includes volumes 1-6 of the series. Learn about the history of knitting, crochet, and needlework and explore vintage patterns and projects from England’s Victorian era.
As Georgia says in the video, tatting can “bring you out of whatever shell you live in and into a whole new world of fun.” This two-disk set of informative and easy-to-follow DVDs are the perfect introduction to tatting! By the end of the videos, you’ll be creating exquisite lace with nothing more than a needle and thread.
Of course, there are many more needlework accessories and resources we adore, but these are just a few favorites. What is a favorite piece of your collection? Let us know in the comments!
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