Stitch in Public Kit

Quite often I find myself meeting other crafty stitch friends around Tokyo. I load up my zip bags with what I need to move forward on the project that day and jump on the train. So ultimately my most needed items bounce from zip bag to zip bag. I finally created a perfect Stitch-in-Public stitch kit, just for me! 27cm (10.5″) of linen with pleated pockets, hot pink felt and adorable little Japanese U-shaped scissors called, nigiribasami 握りばさみ。IMG_0215 4 separate pockets, 3 of them pleated to hold more and a felt needle book.

IMG_0217The pleated pocket at the bottom is large enough for crochet hooks, embroidery threads and small spools of thread. Two little sew-in snap buttons will help keep the contents in place.

IMG_0218My lovely friend, Lobin, gave me these squee little nigiribasami, u-shaped scissors that are the perfect size for travel. They have found a lovely home in the leather thimble (Thank You Lori) I am using for bookbinding work. A length of bright coordinating ribbon leash sewn into the pocket edge will help me keep from losing them.

IMG_0219Seriously. Hot pink felt really was the only color felt I had in the house. How could I ever have a bad day stitching with a bright hot pink felt.

IMG_0220Hidden behind the pleated scissors pocket and the felt needle holder is a slim pocket large enough for interchangeable knitting cables or a page, quarter folded, of a printed pattern. The last linen pleated pocket holds more needles, crochet hooks, threads or little zip bags of buttons or other notions.

IMG_0212The Stitch-in-Public kit rolls up and is fashioned shut using fun Italian made lace yarn that fits over coordinating buttons at whatever width necessary depending upon how much stitching I hope to accomplish that day.

IMG_0211It’s so pretty that after it’s loaded for a busy day of stitching, I’ll probably still throw it into a zip bag to keep it clean and dry :)

Published by Studio Deanna Welcome! I’m Deanna, a metals & fiber artist creating sculptures and wall art installations. My work is very tactile, 2D & 3D textiles and often takes organic forms inspired by our natural planet. My international experiences have provided the opportunity to swim in the gorgeous tropical waters around Hawai’i, hiking in the rainforests of Far North Queensland, and the breathtaking beauty in Africa. Utilizing my custom-made steel tools, my favorite pieces to create are large-gauge wire crochet sculptures. My meticulously handcrafted designs will enrich your office, home, and outdoor living spaces. Currently I am dividing my time between the Tokyo Bay Area and Hawai’i and am open for commission art works.