New Nautique Scissor Stand Kit

6 in stock

Many of you will have seen this stitchers’ treat before – but this is different. This time I am offering a kit to make your own version of the Nautique. You can stitch the little boat and other details in a day and the making up is very simple. 

Each boxed kit includes a hand-painted bobbin, a chart of the sailing ships and compass, unbleached eyelet linen band, a gold-plated needle, pre-sorted threads, faux ivory rosebud ruler, two little bone fish counters, a shell button, making up instructions and a pair of chatelaine scissors. Completed it stands 2 x 3.5in (5 x 9cm) tall.


6 in stock

6 in stock


The story of this little treasure

The idea for this treasure occurred when I bought a mixed lot at auction, and it included little fish counters. Originally, I sold this ready-made, but ran short of the lovely antique wooden bobbins. Now I have found a source of very good new wooden bobbins and I am having fun painting and distressing these myself. I do enjoy making idiosyncratic needlework accessories – and scissor stands are a great personal favourite!
The set of bobbins I have just painted and seriously distressed are all slightly different but your stitched version of the Nautique will still work perfectly!