Honeycomb and Threads

Honeycomb and Threads

Handmade treasures from our home to yours

      November Offerings

Hello, and welcome to "Honeycomb and Threads".  My name is Cathy Tonelli, and I live in Northern Ontario, Canada. I'm so honored to be a part of this amazing group of talented artists.  I have been stitching, and creating with all types of fabrics, threads and different materials for as long as I can remember, as well as collecting all things old, which I often try to use in my finishing.  Our bees supply us with sweet smelling beeswax, which I've been working with for many years.  I am very excited and so looking forward to sharing my love of creating with you.

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These Santas are needle punched using a combination of Valdani threads and Perle Cotton. They’re all firmly stuffed, lightly stained to give them an aged look, and then mounted on antique bobbins. I used a “With Thy Needle and Thread” design for the star, and the crescent moon Santa is my own. The star stands 9 1/2” tall and 5 1/4” wide. The green moon Santa is 7 1/2” tall, and 4 1/2” wide, and the red moon is 10 1/2” tall and 4 1/2” wide, and they all come signed and dated. Asking $48.00 each, with travel fare of $8.00.
“Santa Claws”is a Goode Huswife design that I’ve always loved. It’s stitched on overdyed linen, and then lightly stained. The Hornbook was made from old repurposed wood that used to be an old sewing stand. It was sanded, and then stained and waxed. I mounted the stitched design over padded chipboard, and then attached it to the Hornbook with 4 small black upholstery nails. It can be either hung or leaned for display. The measurements are 6 1/4” wide, and 6 3/4” high. Travel fare is $8.00.
This Brenda Gervais Design “Jingle All The Way”, is stitched on 35 count linen with overdyed threads. I’ve mounted it over padded chipboard and attached it to the lid of a shaker box, adding old stained chenille trim around the edge. This is a beautiful handmade shaker box with copper nails, that I had picked up at an estate sale. It had been filled with potpourri, and still has the soft scent inside when opened. It has the original green stain, that’s been waxed and polished, and I’ve added a removable padded insert on the inside. It measures 5 1/4” long, 3 1/2” wide, is 3 1/4 “ high. Please click on the photo to see additional pictures. ***Nativity*** Travel fare is $8.00.
This sweet primitive Santa is holding a rusty star wreath and is all ready for Christmas with his own little tree. He’s wearing a red wool suit trimmed with wool felt and bells, has a curly wool beard, and I used walnut stain to give him an aged primitive look. From the top of his head to his black boots he measures 10”, so he can be easily sit on a shelf, or be propped or laid for display. Please click on the photo to see additional picture. Travel fare is $8.00.
This Santa Candle is pure beeswax, made from the wax produced by our own bees here in Northern Ontario. It measures 6 1/4” tall, and the base is shaped to fit into a candle holder. Asking $15.00, which includes travel fare. I have 2 available.