One day on a visit to my LNS I discovered something new to me--needle rolls. I had never seen a needle roll and was interested to learn about them. The needle rolls on display at the LNC were Shepherd's Bush--the needle rolls were small, delicate, and pastel. They were stitched with charms, lace, and a variety of stitches.
My stitching friends who know me say these are the words which should be engraved on my tombstone "that should not take long." I have the innate ability to under estimate the length of the time require to complete every project I undertake! It has become quite the joke about "that should not take long." I think my stitching friends have a standing bet with each other at the LNS on how long before I utter "Look, this is simple, that should not take long."
These are all Shepherd's Bush Needle Rolls. From left to right: Tudor Needle Roll, Antique Heart Roll, Thisbe's Needle Roll, and Shepherd's Needle Roll.
Shepherd's Bush has released many designs and kits for needle rolls, I do not know the number but estimate more than a dozen. At one time I had plans to complete one needle roll a year. I made it to four! They started releasing kits and designs for needle fobs and I got side tracked!