Floral Glove Needlecase Embroidery Finished!

Floral Glove Needlecase - the embroidery finished (I think!)

Floral Glove Needlecase - the embroidery finished (I think!)

At least I think it must be. I think the next two months involve the finishing process – adding trims and making the needlecase itself.

I’ve finally got the idea of how the purl should work. It needs to be cut fractionally longer than the distance it is to cover, so as to produce a very slight – a very slight! – curve. This results in a slightly less scrappy look, because the ends of the “beads” of purl aren’t so obvious. It’s not easy to cut accurately – at least, I didn’t find it so, but where I got it right, the sections look much better.

Adding the spangles makes a surprising difference to the final effect – they are so tiny and delicate you don’t expect them to make much difference, but the fragile sparkle really enhances the final effect.

I’m not going to go back and redo the bits that aren’t quite perfect. It will be useful to have the reminder of what I should be aiming for beside the reminder of what I should try to avoid! I’m pleased with what I’ve produced and – although it may not be obvious from the photo – I can see that I have improved over the course.


  1. coral-seas says:

    Wow, you have done a great job. The gold really changes how everything looks.

  2. Lady Fi says:

    Oh yes – I can see the spangles glittering like small stars.

  3. Fantastic! I’ve enjoyed seeing it grow and change. 🙂

  4. Alison says:

    What a lovely blog – thanks so much for visiting me – I shall come back and read all your posts – the floral glove looks particularly fascinating.

  5. Elmsley Rose says:

    It’s lovely 🙂

  6. Mam says:

    Having seen it in actuality, I can say that the photo does not do justice to the delicacy of the piece. Well done that girl! Grandmamma would have been thrilled – I’m not sure about Miss Hunter, though. She would have been pleased with most of it but would have wanted you to have all correct. Me? – I like your idea of keeping the small imperfections as a guide to future endeavours.

  7. karen says:

    it looks pretty perfect to me! Thanks for the comment too I really appreciate it

  8. karen says:

    forgot to say….I don’t have nearly enough white lace!

  9. Janice says:

    Yes, I like the idea of keeping the small imperfections, but certainly can’t see any imperfections from here. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses when it’s made up.

  10. Emma says:

    Utterly stunning. The muted shades, the subtle designs. Goodness your work is beautiful.