Pouch Pattern Based on the Iklé Fragment to Nålbind

Karen Sullivan's exquisite pouch is worked in the ancient technique of nålbinding, using laceweight silk yarn.


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This project is based on the fragment (described and shown in the preceding article) from the collection of the Swiss textile historian Fritz Iklé (1877-1946). The fragment was too small to identify its original context; it could have been part of a small bag or a sock or the trim on something else. Wanting to make something practical, Karen Sullivan chose to make a small bag that might have been used to hold coins or other small objects.
Required Materials:

  • Halcyon 2/30 Gemstone Silk Yarn, 100% silk yarn, laceweight, 50 wraps/inch, 250 yards (228.6 m)/mini cone, 1 mini cone each of #103 Red (A) and #106 Gold (B); www.halcyonyarn.com
  • John James Needles, 2 tapestry, size 26; www.colonialneedle.com

Originally Published: PieceWork Sept/Oct 2013

SKU: EP8836

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen Sullivan

File Type: PDF

Format: Pattern