Neatly rolled up, with braided wool ties keeping it closed.
As I intend it for modern use I could go for whatever design I wanted. I chose to be inspired by 19th century rural folk textiles from my county Skåne, and the thing turned out to be a nice marriage between a historic item from the far North of Sweden and historic textiles from the far South (which would still considered quite far North by most of the world).
I used heavy wool left over from my folk costume skirt (same as I used in my pincushion), and embroidered it with wool yarns - wool embroidery of high quality is often seen in cushions and covers in this area during the 18th and 19thcenturies.
The lining is made from lighter wool, as are two of the pockets and the bound edge.
Proof of a mishap and change of plans: originally I had another embroidery here
(my initials and the current year), but it had a quite severe, military look about it that I didn't like.
I unpicked the embroidery and did this instead, when the pocket was already stitched
firmly in place - thus the now uneven edges. Sigh.
The pockets are all lined with striped cotton, slightly resembling the ones often seen in country women’s and children’s aprons in 19th century Skåne.
The small pocket will be good for holding Nalbinding needles and such.
The metal button is supposed to bring the thought to the silver buckles, buttons, chains, clasps etc. worn with the folk costumes for best.
The lid of the pocket closes with a sewn loop.
The bottom pocket is made from the test knitting I made before beginning my folk costume spedetröja a few years ago. It is bound with a strip of silk, as the finest spedetröjor was. I’d been saving the test piece for this purpose, thinking it too pretty to throw away.
Knitted pocket bound with silk.
I’m quite pleased with how the sewing roll turned out – it’s almost a little piece of art in itself, and will look nice in my sewing room, and when I bring it along with me.
Detail of the embroidery on the outside.
I have a new skirt to post about as well, that have been pending for a couple of weeks, but I need some photos first, and in my present state of late pregnancy, I don’t often feel like going through all the hassle of a photo shoot, not even a small one.