At last, the Flora Needle Book pattern is finished and available as an instant download from both of my shops: Etsy and Craftsy. I hope you enjoy it!
- Colorful floral applique
- Hand embroidery
- Button/string closure
- Grosgrain ribbon spine
- Four felt pages to organize needles and pins
- Handy hanging loop
- Light coating of stiffener to give it a more body and durability
I'd like to thank my lovely and generous pattern testers, Marissa, Nancy and Stephanie for their timely and thorough work. They were a joy to collaborate with! Marissa and Stephanie plan to publish a pattern review soon, so I'll be posting those links for you when they are available. I won't steal their thunder now by showing their beautiful needle books!
There were so many who wanted to purchase a Flora Needle Book over the past few years, but so few hours in the day for me to make them. This pattern was the perfect solution. Plus it meant I got to draw a bunch of awesome diagrams. Y'all know how I love me some diagrams.
Soooo to celebrate properly, I thought I'd give away a handmade needle book. How does that sound? Winner's choice of one of the four final samples I made for the pattern:
This golden yellow number if you love warm fall hues. I surely do. It makes me feel all cozy.
Look familiar? This color scheme is from the first needle book I made which has been pinned ever so many times.
Turquoise and orange always make me feel happy. That button is from the vintage button jar at Stitch Lab in Austin. I miss that button jar. I stayed elbow deep in that thing for about thirty minutes.
This is one of my favorite color combos. I love the way the yellows, greens and blues pop on this charcoal gray felt.
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And I'll also choose two winners to receive the Flora Needle Book pattern. Of course, shipping is no issue there so that's open to everyone! Good luck to you.