Little Alphabet Scissor & Needle Stand

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This dumpy little wooden cotton reel has been given a new lease of life as a tiny workstation. The wooden bobbin is padded so that it will take pins. The pure linen band is stitched by hand with a complete traditional alphabet in counted cross stitch, using colours inspired by the J & P Coats label. I have lined it in a pretty, colourful Liberty Lawn and attached the fiendishly-sharp-but-tiny chatelaine scissors with a co-ordinated twisted cord. When you are stitching you can line up all the needles in use on the coloured lining.

The Little Alphabet Scissor & Needle Stand is supplied boxed with a beautiful pair of chatelaine scissors, pearl pins and three size 28 gold-plated needles.

The cotton reel measures 1.25in across the top and 1.25in (3cm) high.


This bobbin is a one-off for the moment but please check back for more. Each one will be individually stitched, inspired by a vintage reel and Liberty fabrics.


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The story of this little treasure

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.

I hunt out old cotton reels at brocantes and craft markets. There is something rather lovely about the old reels with their logos and worn labels. When you see that a paper label has been pierced by being on a sewing machine at one time in its life, you can’t help but wonder about what was stitched and the story it could tell.