Aug 4, 2017

Ann's needlerolls part 1

Ode to Mary Needleroll, Dames of the Needle, Finger Work here

A tribute to Mary Queen of Scots' life with symbols on the needleroll that play out Mary's short and catastrophic life.  I used 32 count Vintage Tundra by Lakeside Linen, DMC floss, and Elizabethan green ribbon by Gloriana for the faux ruching around the finished piece.

Sewing Roll, the Essamplaire  here.

Based on an antique sewing roll, the kit is complete.  It contains two small wooden spools and a thimble.  The thread for the spools comes out of two small holes and the thimble rests inside a large hole. 

It also has two needle leaves made from wool flannel  The entire roll is lined with silk and ties shut with an antique ribbon. 
Worked entirely in flame stitch on 35 count linen using silk floss, some satin stitches and buttonhole stitches to reinforce the holes.
My adapted sewing roll
I took the Essamplaire flamestitch design and using DMC floss and dyed linen and wool, stitched a small little roll, just for fun.  I love anything Bargello!

My vintage fabric needleroll.
I used some vintage scraps of fabric to hand stitch a needleroll.  Very simple and somewhat crude, a "just because" project - simply a fun stitch.

***********  Next, part 2 *************


Jan Conwell said...

I like the simple crude one--it has a fine sense of duty.

Vickie said...

I love that lion! Look at his smile!!

Edna D said...

How lovely. I like both of the rolls.

Vera said...

These are so great1 Thanks Marly for sharing.

Carol said...

How gorgeous! That first needleroll just makes me smile: the mermaid, the happy sun, the grinning lion :) Lovely work, Marly!

Margaret said...

Three posts in a row of eye candy. OMG! What a treat! Thank you for showing off Ann's work! And your finish -- it's wonderful! I also wanted to say (I'm behind on blog reading again) that I hope Carole doesn't have another attack and that diet can control things for her. Here's to a calm August with nice weather! :D

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