Sunday, 20 January 2013

Mini thread catcher.....

Hi Ladies
We have had some lovely cooler weather over the weekend. Bliss after the heat wave. I hope all of you have had some relief.

Yesterday I tried my hand at needleturn applique. Mmmmmmmm. I cant show you my 'mess'. Michelle assures me it just takes practice and I think in my case, lots of practice.

Today I thought I would make a thread catcher to put in my mobile sewing kit, in preparation for our extended trip hubbie and I will be taking shortly. After lots of internet browsing here it is:

Now I did say I wanted a small, transportable catcher but maybe not this small..............


How funny, I mighten get much sewing done on our trip but this is crazy.

Now for more net trawling.......................

Sharyn:)

8 comments:

Sisbabestitches said...

I made one like this last year, Sharyn they are cute. You'd be surprised at just how much thread the little guys hold :)

De said...

Its so cute! Perhaps a little drawstring bag for your travelling to match it?

Marilyn said...

I have one like it also Sharyn, and it does hold more than one nights bits of threads. Looks good and will do the job at hand.

Simone said...

What a gorgeous thread catcher.

I am glad you are trying needleturn. Keep at it you will achieve it soon.

Jeanette said...

Love it. Looks great. Hugs,xx.

Val Spiers said...

I made several of these last year too. There are two on my sewing table. One holds the plastic clips I use instead of pins sometimes. The other one is to hold buttons as I sew them on a project. I also have a square one that I keep my bobbins in. None of them are much good as thread catchers. I am thinking a zip lock bag is probably the most practical thread catcher for traveling.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh I love it so cute. Very handy for hanging around stitching e.g doctors etc. But I am sure with all the stitching you are going to be doing you will need a bigger one. Lol. Just keep going with your needle turn. You will find your own way of doing it and you will be set. Promise!

Anthea said...

Sharyn the catcher is very sweet, and I agree that it will hold a good amount of offcut threads. For me, I do what Val suggests, and have used a snap lock bag for years when travelling - it's secure, and fits heaps then you can chuck it out when it's bulging and start another bag!