magnifier cover

I am unable to embroider the Victorian Street crewel work piece whilst seated on the sofa because the frame is wide and it’s just awkward to turn it over in a restricted space, but I wanted something to stitch in the evening so I made a cover for a magnifier I recently acquired. Two of the pieces from Sachiko Morimoto’s book Stumpwork Flowers embroidered way back in March/April 2014 were used for the outer cover and the lining is a synthetic batting which should protect the glass well. One flower on the cover is watercress and the other is viola.  This evening I might add some fancy stitching along the seam as I think it looks a bit plain. I only ever framed one of the completed flowers from the book and the rest have been in a cupboard since. Three down, fifteen to go. Any ideas on what to do with them?

2 Responses to “magnifier cover”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Very pretty pieces, and a lovely way to use them! The designs in that book are so pretty. Perhaps you could make them up into a knee blanket or quilt depending on how big the squares are to keep you warm of a winter evening.

    • Mrs G Says:

      Sadly, a knee blanket wouldn’t be suitable for these as they have wired leaves etc., and I just know that I’d catch them on something and ruin them! Thanks for the suggestion anyway.


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