Country Cosmos Needleroll & Scissor Stand

This vintage wooden cotton reel has been repurposed and is now a scissor stand and needleroll for your stitching place. The wooden bobbin is padded so that it will take pins. The pure linen band, from Vaupel & Heilenbeck, is stitched by hand with little red flowers in counted cross stitch, then carefully lined in Liberty Lawn. You can keep your best gold-plated needles in the band and then pop the scissors in the hole in the top. The gold-plated Italian scissors are held with a hand-crafted cord which matches the stitching.

The Needleroll measures 1.75 x 2in (4.5 x 5cm) and comes boxed to make a lovely gift. I have added three gold-plated needles to the linen band so you are ready to stitch!


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The story of this little treasure

I am thrilled how popular my little Scissor Stands have proved this year. I really enjoy making them but have found it difficult to get the lovely vintage reels while we have been encouraged to stay at home so much. Thank goodness for a glorious sunny day at an outdoor brocante fair last summer (organised by The Country Brocante). I manged to find a few larger reels that are the perfect size for the linen band.

I have always been very fond of old wooden cotton reels and bobbins, and love adding to my collection. You will even find a giant one in my kitchen – I couldn’t leave the shop without a bobbin that had been upcycled into a wooden spoon rack. (Thank you again, Baileys Home Store!)

Whilst in charge at The Cross Stitch Guild, I did create some pretty kits involving reproduction cotton reels. (These were initially made for me by my lady wood turner, Jo Freeman, who has had to retire because of her health.) If you would like to stitch any of my scissor and needle holders, you will find them here.