Hello people. While I'm working on Kitpin, I thought you would like to see Ann's finishes on her latest wallets. Her finishing is superb! I asked Ann to share her thoughts and work because I don't see many stitchers focusing on wallets. I would love to do them! And one day I will. They make beautiful displays and don't need wall space. I really like being able to move stitchery to different rooms without worrying about the perfect spot or more holes in the wall.
As a lover of counted stitch I must admit I so enjoy reproductions and right now my focus/obsession is on wallets. I have just completed the finishing on these two and am so glad I did each one.
The first is A Work'd Pocketbook (I changed thread colors) with LOTS of queen stitches using Needlepoint silk. Thanks to Ellen Chester (With My Needle) for the wonderful adaptation and the superb instructions. Her design can be seen at http://www.withmyneedle.com/WPocketBook.htm
The second is my adaptation of a New England Flame Stitched Man's Wallet, using Textile Reproductions vegetable dyed wool, wool tape and linen lining.
The last is a small crewel piece to be taught later this year by a member of the EGA, Dayton, Ohio Chapter. For this year our Chapter is doing presentations and programs on wool. As a co-chairperson for Programs, we like to have prototypes to show/encourage members to participate. I decided to finish my piece as a coin purse.
For me, the EGA is a great way to expand my knowledge and skill in all types of needlework and the best part is to be around such talented and wonderful ladies who encourage and share.
I so enjoy seeing needlework that is reproduced from an earlier time, goes well with a wall of reproduction samplers, and is completely different for a change. So many designs are wonderful and I love them, but don't want them. Samplers are my main interest but these projects work so well with them and offer a unique display, that I must order a few. Along with the sweet bags, these are choices for those of us interested in early or colonial style, and tiring of samplers.
Thanks again Ann!