Gay Ann Rogers

Gay Ann Rogers

Needlework Designer/Teacher

Needlework Designer/Teacher


Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.


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Website updated

April 19, 2018


My World of Needlework


Moving On


After a month of computer problems, I am parking these woes and moving on.


Is anything yet solved? No, but like Scarlett, I'll worry about it all another day.


Which would I choose? And Why?


For sale on Carolyn Meacham's website, lots of beautiful antique needlework tools! and click on 'New Items'




Note: I have no financial interest in Carolyn's tools , I just love them! I have collected needlework tools for so long yet I never tire of seeing wonderful ones.

A couple of you have written to me that the selection on Carolyn Meacham's site is overwhelming (it is a wonderful sale!) and you asked me for a bit of guidance.


Good idea! In the next few days I will list the little things that capture my attention.



Here is the first one: a beautifully carved Dieppe emery. The photos do show the dimension of the carving, but I suspect if you were to see it in person you would be surprised at how dimensional the carving is.


Dieppe, a seaport town in France, was known for high quality ivory carving from the 16th century onward. Carolyn's Dieppe needlework tools are from the 19th century -- they're difficult to find and usually ridiculously expensive.


So I was both surprised and delighted to see so many and at reasonable prices.



Here is a peapod needle case, one of my favorite needlecases for a reason you can't see in a photograph: run your fingers over the needle case and the peapod is so dimensional you will swear that you could open it and find the peas inside .


I have had one of these needle cases for some 30+ years and I still run my fingers over it and smile at how realistic it seems.


A classic needle case well worth consideration.

Carolyn has listed two of these.






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