I have just finished a pin cushion and I would like to share a few photos with you. In my previous post I said it had not fun at all to stitch all in a single colour. This ring has two stitching paths and as you can see in two colours.
This is my newest creation; a trinket tray using the same technique of the thimble making. This is a variation of the design of the thimble I posted before, but it appears quite differently because of the colors and the way I arranged them.
The design of the the previous thimble, “Blue Wave”, is actually the same as “Scales”, meaning fish, snakes, and dragons scales in Japanese, but changing the colours so that it appears as stripes. This one has four stitching paths and I chose the darkest grey I have for all four so that it appears solid grey besides the last three rounds of stitches, for which I chose gold and silver threads with contrasting coloured silk threads.
I am considering reopening my shop at Etsy but am not sure because of the shipping options I can offer. Japan Post does not give me much choice with so less air traffic due to Covid-19. If you are interested in purchasing “Your First Silk Thimble Trial Kit” (and/or this trinket tray and previous thimbles for earrings, or any other thimbles/pin cushions posted before for that matter), please let me know by email. You can find my email address in the profile section. Please let me know which country you live so that I can check with the postal service to see what options we have.
I have been working on the new project as I mentioned in the previous post however, it has not progressed as I hoped. It’s a trinket tray and I should have finished it by now. The reason why it has taken me so long is the design I chose for it. I will tell you what it is and why in the next post when I finish it.
It takes me two to four hours to finish one thimble and naturally I have ended up with so many in my stash. In recent years I do not do embroidery and I really do not need thimbles in the practical way. So here is my new way to use stock up thimbles; thimbles on earrings.
One of the above thimbles is the one I made in the past and I am not quite sure but I think I posted it here once. I made another one to match but not identical on purpose. I put them on the hoop earrings and here I am a proud owner of the new lovely earrings.