Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Just add ribbon!

I was recently drawn to this bold black and off white, printed fabric offcut in my local Sewing centre.

So I finally took my sewing machine out of semi retirement and made myself a needle roll, I used a cotton fabric from an old shirt for the plain piece, as it has a black on black check pattern running through it which made sewing the sections for the needles easier.



All it needs now is ribbon, and then I'm going to make a matching double pointed needle roll.

When I went back into the sewing shop to get some interlining and the ribbon this offcut caught my eye, I'm thinking maybe a handy roll for my crochet hooks and some zip up project bags for small projects.

Don't worry though I won't get carried away, much as sewing can be quite quick to make a finished object compared to knitting, it just doesn't give me the same special feeling I get when connecting to fibre.


13 comments:

Strumpstickan said...

Great work!

Kim said...

Yes, I love your eye for colors and patterns. What a quick project with beautiful and useful results!

And I *love* Mariah, too!! Oh, the choices, the choices!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh that's lovely fabric. I keep thinking about making needle cases & have even bought some fabric to make them but seeing all the needles metal wood & bamboo, dpn's, circulars in different lengths and crochet hooks I have I think what I need is a small suitcases to keep the cases in !!
You certainly know your sock yarn :) it is Regia and its a new shade , thought I might like to try with a stripey one for interest before moving on to the good stuff I have hoarded away.

Caroline said...

This is great and is making me feel guilty... I've not made myself a drawing roll... yet... oh dear... love yours!

Marianne said...

Fabulous needle holders!

Cherrypie said...

I've recently rediscovered knitting, having been prolific up until about 10 years ago. I'm not sure I can bring myself to blow the dust off the sewing machine just yet though x

Fiberjoy said...

Isn't it funny how sewing though faster just doesn't seem as rewarding. Of all the fiber skills, sewing is at the bottom of my list.

Great, eye-catching fabrics.

hackneyknittingclub said...

Beautiful print!

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Ms. Knitingale said...

Ooh--good idea! I really need to make something for my assortment of circulars....and I do know how to sew (at least that's the rumor!). Mr. K would love it if I dust off the sewing machine...he still wants me to make him a quilt!

TutleyMutley said...

I just love any craft that can involve recycling... YOur needle rolls are beautiful and quite inspirational. Good work.
Sewing just isn't as satisfactory, is it, - probably why I like to knit all in one (though I've never steeked yet!) and I hate joining seams in my woollies.

steve said...

Beautiful work Jo. I like the linear and somewhat abstract nature of these!

Caroline said...

You are tagged!

trish said...

I've been meaning to make one of these for about a year!!! You did a fantastic job with yours. It really is something special. Thanks for sharing and reminding me that I need to tackle this one, too.