Victorian Beaded Needlecase

A classic piece of Victoriana – I just love the choice of such random coloured beads worked on red velvet! The needlecase is in very good condition and there are flannel pages inside, but you might be tempted to renew these if you are going to use it. Lovely to think it has been used and loved for so many years.

When closed, this little needlecase measures 2.5 x 3.5in (6.25 x 9cm).


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The story of this little treasure

I know that some of you will have seen examples of Victorian beadwork amongst my Treasures before – I do rather like them. I had to be kept under restraint when I visited Betty & Violet in Broadway last week! I seem to end up visiting this heavenly shop after I have been in the Redditch TV studios to do my monthly ‘Cross Stitch with Jane Greenoff and the CSG’.

Ali Hocking, the charming owner of this emporium, always keeps an eye out for stitchy things, but she told me that with Covid restrictions and the trend for collecting sewing tools, it is proving more and more difficult to source nice things. I know from my own experience that, after placing bids on 20 items in the last online Bleasdales auction, I did not manage to buy anything at all!

It took no time at for me to snap up this little needlecase and the tiny leather shoe. It took longer for me to decide to part with them. They would look rather nice in my new display cases (will show you these at a later date), but there may be rumblings from elsewhere in the household if I keep too many Treasures for myself.