Favorite Finds Product Reviews
Based in Rock Hill, S.C., Joseph’s Workshop focuses on handmade, laser-engraved wooden products, including a variety of stitching-related accessories. The company features father-son duo, Todd and Zachary Brakefield. Todd handles the production, design and creation end of the business, while Zachary runs the day-to-day operation including sales and customer service. While the product catalog boasts everything from ornaments and jewelry to lamps and dimensional holiday decor, it’s the cross-stitch supplies that will have stitchers filling their online basket quickly.
Intricate design details fill each wooden piece in their cross-stitch collection, which features traditional needle minders and thread keepers. The collection also features the corner square, which is a 3"-square marker used to help determine the starting point on a stitching project. The wooden tool includes two starting points (1" and 2"), allowing stitchers to select a starting point based on fabric allowance. The motifs on the wooden accessories include ghosts, vintage campers, trucks, peacocks, bees, sheep, dogs, owls, cats and roses. There is something for every stitcher and every style! Prices for these unique handcrafted treasures range from $9.99 for needle minders to $12.99 for corner squares and thread keeps. To see the full collection from Joseph’s Workshop or to order, visit www.josephworkshop.com.
Stitchers are always looking for ways to display their fine handiwork. From frames to pillows, all finishing options are considered. How about finishing it as a personal accessory? Enter Nunn Design. Designer Becky Nunn began honing her design and entrepreneurial skills in Italy where she studied “the enchantment” of jewelry and metalworking. She brought that inspiration home to the Pacific Northwest, and Nunn Design was born. Here, she and her dream company produce high-quality handcrafted findings by working with artisans around the United States.
Nunn Design’s collections range from DIY jewelry kits to embroidery kits, which allow stitchers to show off their work in earrings, pendants and pins. A variety of metal finishes are available, including antique silver, antique gold and antique copper. Design sizes range from 12mm to 32mm. There are even ornament findings to add elegance to a holiday tree. The website also includes step-by-step instructions on inserting stitched pieces into the findings. Prices range from $4 to $23, depending on finishes and sizes. For more information, to see a beautiful online catalog and to order, visit www.nunndesign.com.