Floral Glove Needlecase Course

More Floral Glove Finishing Work

More Floral Glove Finishing Work

It’s been a long time since I posted about the Floral Glove Needlecase. For a variety of reasons I lost momentum once it came to the finishing of the piece, but I  do intend to get it finished. I don’t know what I will do with it when it is finished – I can’t imagine being able to bring myself to use it! – but I will get it done (can you hear the determination in my voice?).

So, with my new-found spirit of determination, here I am, laying out various pieces while I re-read the instructions for the nth time (where n tends to infinity!) and try to work out where, precisely, I had got to…

The silk brocade gauntlet at the back has pockets for tools, and there is an ultrasuede-covered base that will keep the final piece from slipping around too much.

My next two tasks are to attach some gold lace to the brocade cuff shape, and to lay some gold couching lines on the last piece of ultrasuede to create the top surface of the glove. I’m taking it a bit at a time, because looking ahead was what stopped me in my tracks last time!



  1. Rachel,

    I made a couple of mistakes finishing the glove but it worked out okay. It is a bit of a challenge getting all the pieces in place, but I have faith that you will do just fine.

    Mine is sitting on a dresser in my parents’ house where there is less dust and I can look at it during the week when I’m there. It actually has a needle or two in it, but no scissors.

  2. Penny says:

    Just think of how satisfied you’ll be when you finish this piece – at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m stuck and can’t seem to move forward.

  3. I really like the way you work so thoughtfully and carefully. I get very frustrated by patterns and instructions.

  4. Such patience.

  5. Janice says:

    I rarely look ahead – slow and steady does it, and as Karen T is so fond of saying, it will be finished when it’s finished – it will take it’s own time.

  6. Alex says:

    I’m with you on the finishing of projects. That part of theprocess always makes me drag my heels. I think, certainly for me, there’s always the underlying fear that after all that hard work it could all go seriously pear-shaped in the making up.