Red Poppy Scissor & Needleroll

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I have found another quaint vintage cotton bobbin and have given it the ‘Treasure Treatment’. It is now a tiny workstation! With a stand for your scissors, a place for some needles and a pinkeep, it just needs to be nearby whilst you are stitching.

The wooden bobbin is padded so that it will take a few pretty pins. The pure linen band is stitched by hand with poppy 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 scissors are held with a hand-crafted twisted cord which matches the stitching.

The Poppy Scissor Stand & Needleroll is supplied boxed with a pair of gold-plated chatelaine scissors, some pearl pins and three gold-plated needles.

The cotton reel measures 2.25in (5.75cm) high and 1.75in ( 4.5cm) across the top.


This bobbin is a lone product until some more cotton reels are ready, so please check back for more. Each one will be individually stitched, inspired by a vintage reel and Liberty


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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.