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April 18, 2022
Piecework Bodkin Holder Pattern from Collector with a Needle

The summer 2022 edition of Piecework magazine is hitting the stands April 26, 2022.

I am so excited to have an article AND pattern in this issue.  
While bodkins are covered in my book, "Antique American Needlework Tools" I didn't have room to dive as deep as I would have liked.  Also included is the pattern to make the sweet floral trim bodkin holder.

In addition to bodkin history and the bodkin bolster instructions, there are several photos of bodkins and bodkin holders for inspiration.  Including a special Mother of Pearl Royal Palais Etui set.

I know many of ...

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January 22, 2021
150 Years of Paper Needle Books from Collector with a Needle

150 Years of Paper Needle Books

Given the limits on gathering in person with the current   Covid situation, I am offering additional ZOOM programs open to individuals!

For more details go to the Virtual Program tab on this blog:


** You won't be on video, you can just set back and enjoy from the comfort of your home

** After the presentation you can join show and tell - only if you want!

** All of the program materials are mine (new photos)

** I'm here for you if you have questions!



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