The summer 2022 edition of Piecework magazine is hitting the stands April 26, 2022.
I am so excited to have an article AND pattern in this issue.
While bodkins are covered in my book, "Antique American Needlework Tools" I didn't have room to dive as deep as I would have liked. Also included is the pattern to make the sweet floral trim bodkin holder.
In addition to bodkin history and the bodkin bolster instructions, there are several photos of bodkins and bodkin holders for inspiration. Including a special Mother of Pearl Royal Palais Etui set.
I know many of you are makers - so we also put together a few kits from vintage supplies to reproduce the bodkin holders. You supply the bodkins.
One kit makes 2 bodkins, one of each style HERE
(Note: Because the skirt braid is antique, colors in the kits will vary)
You can embellish them with many stitches, or none! Lot's of ideas!
Kit Contents: Pattern, supplies to make 2 bodkin holders
*You supply basic sewing supplies; sewing needle, thread etc.
Look for this cover:
(Paper or Digital)
Subscribe and Buy the issue HERE