At the end of the last post, I was working on two smaller Pearl Cases on my spare piece of 28 count linen, using two components of Christine Bishop's larger pouch for an Embroiderers' Guild Class .
I couldn't easily source the tiny seed beads that Christine used, so I compromised with slightly larger ones.
I was happy with the result. By now I had the hang of the counting and really enjoyed the stitching. I enjoyed the four-sided stitch so much that I used it to mark off the folds as well as the edge.
Construction was the same as for the original project, using some pink silk from my stash.
I deliberately made them slightly different sizes - to see how useful each proved to be.
I think these pouches do need a fastener, since I am planning to keep jewellery in them. I made a twisted cord from the perle threads I had used for the embroidery. I couldn't bear to discard any of the cord, so made one fastening very long.
I then tried out the pouches.
I'm delighted with this result. I have friends expressing interest in storing their pearls in this manner - so I am looking forward to making many more variations!