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Needle books with 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in Klosterstich

Racaire - hand sewn needle books with 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in medieval embroidery technique - KlosterstichMy recent 4day trip to Barcelona as well as the postings about my favorite Barcelona photos were a nice possibility to take a short break from my ongoing embroidery projects. This is one of my favorite ways to restore my energy and inspiration for new projects and postings.

But now it is definitely time to get back to my embroidery projects and my embroidery related postings with renewed power. And I am very glad to say that I just finished two hand sewn needle books with 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis Klosterstich embroidery. 🙂

2014 - Racaire - medieval embroidery, hand embroidery - Klosterstich and chain stitch - needle book

You maybe remember my recent posting with the sneak peek at the 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery in Klosterstich. As you can see on the picture on the left, I finally found the time to turn this 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery into small needle books.

They look so cute that I was really tempted to keep them for myself but I already have a needle roll and a needle book which mean quite a lot to me. Therefore I will add them to my “Travel & Largesse Fund”. Well, this was anyway my initial plan for them… 😉

You might not believe it but this needle books are rather easy to make. Some of the steps concerning the creation process are very similar to the steps which I already described in my “Craft with Racaire – needle roll tutorial”. But more about this in one of my next postings about this embroidery project.

However, todays focus is on the finished needle books and I took several photos of the needle books for you – enjoy! 😀

I think they are really cute, aren’t they. And the very best about them is that they are rather fast and easy to make with the help of some simple techniques like Chain Stitch, Blanket Stitch and Lazy Daisy Stitch.



…and here a photo of the unfolded needle books:


As you can see on the picture above, I used two different wool fabrics for this needle books. I still had some nice wool fabric leftovers from my last 12th century sewing projects which were just too big and too nice to simply throw them away.

In my opinion a project like this – a needle roll or a needle book – is always great if you have some nice wool fabric leftovers. This way you can turn them into lovely small presents for others rather than to throw them away.

And now a detail photo of my playful embroidery decoration for you. You can see Chain Stitch around the added Klosterstich embroidery and Blanket Stitch along the edge (which also connects the outside part of the needle book with the inside part). I also added some decorative Lazy Daisy Stitch and even some French Knots.


And last but not least a look at the inside of the needle books:


I hope you enjoyed the photos of my new needle books. I will add more about them and my other current embroidery projects soon. 🙂

Best regards Racaire