We are thrilled to offer a line of acrylic accessories that are a collaboration between Cathe (The Floss Queen) and Mary Corbet of Needle 'n Thread. 10% of every purchase goes to Mary Corbet. The design on these accessories is one of Mary's Favorite Kaleidoscope patterns.
Pinkeeps are quick to assemble and make great gifts. This one is about 2 1/4” round.
The threadkeep is 4 3/4” in diameter and has 18 holes along the scallop edge. Holes are about .4” each.
A needlekeep swivels open via a Chicago screw to reveal 2 layers of wool felt you can place needles in. To close, swivel the felt closed then the acrylic. It is best for needles as pin heads don’t have enough clearance.
These are designed and made by Cathe, aka The Floss Queen on her laser.
At the present time Cathe is making them in Pearl, Blue Pearl and Frosted Teal. They are available in either a round or square shape. The Pearl is sometimes more of an ivory pearl and sometimes more of a white pearl. It depends on what Cathe is able to source during COVID-19.
The Pinkeep kit includes the front and back pieces of acrylic, 3 layers of felt (35% wool/65% polyester), #26 Chenille needle, Soie 100/3 to match the acrylic and instructions for assembly. The acrylic has 1mm holes that will allow a #26 Chenille needle to pass through.
You can purchase a clip to help you hold the pieces together while sewing. See Related Items below.
Cathe has posted a video to our YouTube channel on the assembly as well. You'll get a copy of the instructions with your kit, but you can also find the PDF online, or you'll also find them on the Additional Information tab.
You'll sew your pinkeep together with essentially a double running stitch. Once you've threaded your needle find where you want to start and stop your thread, insert the needle and make sure you've got half of hanging. You only want to make the first pass with half the thread. Go around the pinkeep making every other stitch from front to back, back to front. When you reach the hanging thread, put it in the needle and either reverse course of fill in the remaining stitches (depends on whether there is an even or odd number of hole in the pinkeep).
When you've reached the end tie a knot in the thread 2-3 times close to a hole. I recommend you put your needle in the hole and tie the knots around the needle. Then thread each end and pull it through to the other side. Tug a little so the knot gets buried in the wool felt. For extra security you can tie another knot on this side. Then snip close to the acrylic (being careful to not catch the thread you've sewn with).
Now you have a completed pinkeep. Decorate with glass head pins or needles, as you wish.