I’m into history and used to teach it in bygone times.  I love to linger in antique type and vintage shops looking at all the fascinating things that I remember using as a kid and those from earlier times.

I was inspired by the Australian magazine ‘Inspirations’ to design and make the Chatelaine Collection and, apart from the five items shown below, have designs for more to be made, as well as a ‘holder’ for them all.  This is a challenging design as I want it to be very ornate and involved shape-wise.  Watch this space!

So here are the 5 items so far  – the scissor sheath and small scissor fob; pin wheel; thimble pod; needle book and tape drum.

Chatelaine Collection
Chatelaine Collection