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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Thread Holder - "black x white"

I know I must working on exchange pieces, though I can't concentrate on them at all somehow...
And also I have to make and prepare something presents for my stitching friends for our next meeting.
I hope that the member won't be increased than before we met, otherwise I have to make lots of stuffs!! ('~' ;)


By the way, here is a Thread Holder which I made experimentally, hoped this could be the presents for friends, but it was too hard to open the eyelet holes (because there are two pieces of cardbords inside...), and thought I won't be able to make many of these, so I will just keep this for myself. :D

I used black x white gingham check fabric and black rick rack tape for around the edge.
The sample of this chart, it was used red thread, but I used black (DMC#310), this time.
I don't know why but I wanted to stitch in black very much this time!

I like this very much, and I'm quite satisfied how this turned out!
You just need strength when you open the eyelet holes, other than that it's very easy to finish off!

Well... This couldn't be their presents, I have to think about what to make for them...
The deadline is 17th of June... Oops!




Design : Miniatures d'Alphabets "Vent du large"
Fabric : 32ct Belfast Linen (white)
Thread : DMC #310
Finished as : Thread Holder


35 comments:

Coco said...

I love ! Just perfect ! I'm going to try with my husband's help ;-)))

Olenka's Stitches said...

Yuko,
Your threadholder is so darling! I did not know that it is so hard to make these eyelets. Well done, kep it for yourself!

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

Very good idea ! as usual you made a wonderful work ! it's perfect !
For your friends' presents I've got a solution : DON'T SLEEP until the 17th of June ha, ha, ha !!!!

XXXDomy

Jennifer said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love the black and white combo.

Nancy said...

I love everything about this Yuko! It's very pretty and so clever. I love the design stitched in black with your choice of fabric.

Thank you for the compliment on my daughters! A lot of people say that Shana and I look alike. Unfortunately they are not interested in stitching. Oh well! Shana used to when she was little but not anymore.

Deb said...

Very cute Yuko, love the gingham and trim!

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Carol R said...

The black and white combination is very striking - I love it! I can't put in eyelets either - I think it takes a lot of strength to be able to do it which I don't have.

Glad your sweet son enjoyed his birthday gifts - tell him I need a hug now LOL

Lisa said...

Love the thread holder - too cute!!!

zoomcity said...

Oh my goodness, that's so cute!! I love the black and white, and the fabric is perfect with the design.

sandrine said...

So cute, I love it !

Carla said...

Another beautiful finish!!! Your so creative!!!

Cindy said...

Such an awesome, creative finish :)

samplerlover said...

Another beautiful idea. Love the gingham and trim. I didn't realise that it was so hard attaching these eyelets. I learn something everyday - Sandra.

staci said...

I LOVE IT!!! Another clever and creative finish, and so beautifully stitched too! I think I may have to run out for some bigger eyelets and copy this idea!

Sally said...

Oh wow, Yuko, that is gorgeous! Your stitching and finishing are absolutely wonderful:)

Jane said...

What a great idea for a thread holder and so well finished. I don't blame you wanting to keep it when so much effort has gone into making it.

Brigitte said...

Wow, this is a really neat idea for finishing. Great stitching and finishin g!

Joei said...

Very nice threadkeeper. I just love black and white, the gingham fabby is just perfect.

Annie said...

That really is a cool little item. I love the black and white. What you need is a tool known as a 'crop-a-dile'. It makes setting the eyelets so easy. You don't need a lot of strength and no hammering.

You can see it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Crop-A-Dile-Eyelet-Snap-Punch/dp/B000I1IZVW/ref=pd_bbs_sr_5?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1212610069&sr=8-5

Susimac said...

Its Wonderful I'll have to try and so one of those I think if you don't mind of course.

Sikozu said...

It's a lovely threadkeeper. So cute. I'm very impressed.

Andrea said...

Another stunning piece.

Julie said...

It's beautiful, a very nice threadholder

Anne said...

what a great idea, your thread holder looks perfect and I love this black and white fabric!!!

Teri said...

What a great thread holder and such a unique approach! Your creativity and finishing skills are inspiring. And, as always, beautiful!

Gwen said...

A very clever finish. You did a great job.

Gwen

Yasmin said...

Hi Yuko,
Haven't visited your blog for quite sometime.. How are you? By the way, I love this thread holder ! It's so unique and you are absolutely so creative.. what did you use to make the hole?

xstitch.nl said...

Great idea!! It looks FAB!

angelasweby said...

Yuko, it's so lovely. The black and white is really elegant and I love the black ric rac, it's so pretty. It's a great idea and a very useful thing too. It's nice that you can keep it for yourself. What about making the little threadholders like Su made as your gifts for your friends?
Warm hugs, Angela

angelasweby said...

Yuko, it's so lovely. The black and white is really elegant and I love the black ric rac, it's so pretty. It's a great idea and a very useful thing too. It's nice that you can keep it for yourself. What about making the little threadholders like Su made as your gifts for your friends?
Warm hugs, Angela

Solstitches said...

Another fabulous project Yuko!
You are so creative and everything you do is finished to perfection.
It's a shame these were too difficult to make in any quantity as they are different and very special.

Hugs,
Margaret

tkdchick said...

Lovely job, I think I would of picked more of a solid finishing fabric, the checker seems to make things very busy.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful work Yuko!

Regards
Lynn
UK

Joanie said...

Beautiful!

If you know where you want to place the holes, use a small paper punch to punch holes in the cardboard before you put the piece together. Just be sure that the holes are the same size or slightly smaller than the grommets that you use.