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Victorian Wooden Needle Book "Bee Skep" Fern Ridge Collections
$24.00 Needles, needles everywhere and nary a one to find! This slightly modified Samuel Taylor Coleridge quote is one that stitchers everywhere have experienced. Sitting down in a favorite chair, fabric stretched, flosses picked and ready, but no needle to be had. What if we had a better way to store our needles, to keep them at hand, protected and ready to pull thread through fabric? Enter this elegant and charming Victorian Wooden Needle Book "Bee Skep" needlebook from the lovely designers, Pat and Peggy, at Fern Ridge Collections. Delicately carved and engraved, this wooden showpiece features a buzzing bee skep on the front and a solid, simple wooden reverse. Inside, a piece of wool felt sits, ready to house needles and pins alike. The wool felt also helps keep needles free of rust and tarnish. Available in both the bee skep and a lily of the valley design from Fern Ridge Collection, the needlebook retails for $24. You can order it by visiting Fern Ridge Collections at www.fernridgecollections.com or at your local needlework shop.
Wood Charm 4-Pack Cross Stitch Style
$3.99 It’s easy to display finished pieces in homes—on sofas, walls, desks, hanging on oven doors, etc. But what if those intricately stitched pieces could be worn too? That’s exactly what the creative team at Cross Stitch Style has accomplished. The holes are pre-drilled and are just large enough for a tapestry needle and floss to easily glide through to create a showstopping piece of jewelry. Use one of their included patterns, a modified Just CrossStitch pattern, or create your own! You can whip up one of these to match nearly every outfit and have your friends and co-workers wondering where you scored such a unique piece! Cross Stitch Style’s prefinished pieces include pendants, journal covers, bracelets, trinket boxes, easels and rings, and they come in wood, metal and paper for backgrounds. All that is needed is a tapestry needle and a rainbow of floss colors to complete the projects. Prices start at $3.99 for the pendants here; they are available at Jo-Ann Stores and at local needlework shops.