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Eco-Print Needlecase Kit

Eco-Print Needlecase Kit
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Eco-Print Needlecase KitEco-Print Needlecase Kit
Our price: £24.00

A very limited edition of kits featuring an eco-printed cotton fabric by a local artist-maker.

Sarah collects leaves and blooms from her garden, the hedgerows and understanding neighbours in a little village in the Scottish Borders. She works her magic with carefully sourced materials, giving new life to rescued deadstock fabrics and utlising natural dyes.

The fabric featured in these kits is a soft cotton canvas, dyed with logwood to a pleasing violet-grey shade and featuring oak leaves.

I encourage you to stitch on this fabric, perhaps outlining the leaves for even greater depth, or making little random straight stitches (seed stitch) over the background to create a textured effect. I suggest just one or two strands of the 6-ply embroidery threads in your needle.

For the inner fabric I have teamed the eco-prints with a range of Balinese-style batiks which resemble dramatic watercolour stripes. The coloured felt for your needles and pins is 100% wool and the wadding layer is 50% cotton/50% bamboo.

You'll also find co-ordinating cotton embroidery threads, a mother-of-pearl button, a needle and a slim pair of metallic scissors.

There's a step-by-step guide to making up your needlecase. Feel free to make it differently, or to use the kit to create a little pouch or glasses/mobile case instead. Embroider all over the fabric, selectively or not at all - whatever you like!

The finished size, when folded closed, is approx 11cm x 10cm.

Every kit is unique. All contain the above items and I have selected batik and felt colours that I feel complement each eco-printed piece.

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