This is the perfect holiday gift for yourself or someone special. A DIY project that includes downloadable templates, patterns and detailed instructions complete with photographs and hyperlinks to Youtube videos of every stitch used. I have sourced all the materials needed for this project and have included hyperlinks to everything. This fully lined, linen and wool soft case is large enough to hold sunglasses, reading glasses, rotary cutter or phone. The finished case is 4″ wide and 7 1/2″ long.
I set out with the idea that I wanted to create something that could be made fairly quickly. I also liked the idea of a glasses case that, as it turns out, can also be a soft case for a cell phone, sunglasses or anything else that needs protection while we go about our day. This glasses/phone case is part of a series, which I began calling the “Rock Series” because each of the designs, feature rocks as in my River Rocks Pouch, Rock Gardens – A Variation on a Rice Sack, and this one, Water & Rocks.
The inspiration for each involves rocks of some kind. This last design was inspired by rocks and water, and how water reflects what’s surrounding it.
Whenever I’m inspired by something it becomes less about the actual thing that is inspiring me and more a place to begin exploring. Rather than attempt to render actual rocks and water, each element serves as a jumping off point. The inspiration fades into the background as the design
takes shape. Water is less about water and more about light, the refraction of light on water and the way water serves as a mirror for all that surrounds it. The rocks become small oases where I explore color and composition, using thread and stitches to accentuate dimension, depth, shape and color. And in the end, I have an item I can actually use or give to someone special; making this the perfect gift.
The instructions are also in French. Translation by Nadia Massoni.