Vintage Roses

Gay Ann Rogers Needlework


Vintage Roses Bag and Tools

Annette Navarro and I joined forces  to produce this little sewing set: a  drawstring bag, plus a stitched needle book and two fobs, (shown here with Kelmscott scissors and  bone stiletto).


Annette found the fabric and made the little bag with ribbon drawstrings. It is fully lined in a sweet cotton fabric.


Using Bullion Knots in Soie d'Alger on a two-layer background,  I matched the colors and made a small needlebook and two fobs.


The drawstring bag is just 4" x 6".

The needle book is 2" x 2 3/8"

The stitched part of each fob is 1" x 1".



The Kit for Vintage Roses includes Instructions for the Needle Book and Fobs, all threads, congress cloth, card stock, a felt page and two pearls with large holes for the finishing.


The threads include Soie d'Alger in 8 colors and DMC pearl cotton in two sizes. The congress cloth is soft ivory (color) two pieces 8" x 6" and one piece 6" square. The Instructions for the Needle Book are 23 pages long plus a color copy and title page; the Instructions for the Fobs are 12 pages long plus a copy and title page. The instructions include directions for finishing the Needle Book and the Fobs.





A Drawstring Bag by Annette Navarro and needlework tools by me to fit in the bag:

A stitched needlebook and 2 fobs, the fobs attached to scissors and a stiletto masquerading as a laying tool.

In above photo, see Front of Needle Book


Below: Needle Book insides (before I sewed in the felt page) and Needle Book back



Below: back and front of each fob

Vintage Roses

Drawstring Bag and Tools


Annette's Drawstring Bag

$20.00 including shipping


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Needle Book and Two Fobs

Complete Kits:

Instructions, 3 pieces of congress cloth, threads, cardstock, felt page and pearls.

$86.50  includes shipping.


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Needle Book Instructions

(no threads, no congress cloth)

$31.50 includes shipping,





Instructions for Two Fobs, includes Two Pearls for Finishing **

(no threads, no congress cloth)

$23.00 includes shipping.





Kelmscott Scissors**

$14.00 including shipping.





Hand-turned Bone Stiletto**

$24.00 includes shipping.





Hand-turned Wood Stiletto**

$18.00 includes shipping





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Here are the threads for

Vintage Roses Needle Book and Fobs.

There are 8 colors of Soie d'Alger silk, along with pearl cotton, Impressions and several extra lengths of pearl cotton to practice bullion knots, plus soft ivory (color) congress cloth pieces, enough of everything for a needlebook and 2 fobs.


In addition the kit has 2 pearls for the fobs and  a felt page and card stock for finishing.


On left: Kelmscott Scissors,

silver colored, 3" long.


Below (from left):

Three hand-turned bone and

three hand-turned maple stilettos, approximately 2 7/8" long.


Each has a hole for a fob.

Important note: each stiletto is handmade and no two alike. Your stiletto may well be different from the ones in the photo below.

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