Fanciful Utility – Free Spring Template – A New Seashell

In celebration of Spring, I have a new, Free, template for is post is for all my Fanciful Utility readers out there.  Seashells were a very popular shape for needle-books and pin cushions through the nineteenth century. This sweet, silk seashell is based on a beautiful original needle-book done in blues. The original shell was constructed in a now faded dark blue silk, trimmed in a deep blue embriodery and similarly colored ribbon.

My interpretation uses a soft, pale green that remindes me of the seaside and a spring-like gold for the embroidery. I opted for a chain stitch at the top to tie it together until I find the perfect color silk ribbon.  

With your copy of Fanciful Utility  in hand, you can make this lovely needle-book using this Free Template (in PDF). image

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Published in: on March 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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