Honeycomb and Threads

Honeycomb and Threads

Handmade treasures from our home to yours

May 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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Honeycomb and Threads


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These small round paper mache boxes have been painted and waxed. The bee is stitched on 35 count linen with overdyed threads, using a Prairie Schooler design, and is padded with batting, and mounted on the lid. The box is covered with a bee print fabric by Moda on the outside, and has a padded insert which is covered with a coordinating fabric, both of which I lightly stained to give a vintage look. Measurements are 2 1/2” in diameter, and 1 3/4” tall. Travel fare is $7.00, and I have 2 available. Please click on photo to see additional pictures.
I’ve stitched these necklaces on 35 count linen with overdyed threads, using both BBD, and Heartstring Samplery Designs. Each has a bone ring at the top and is backed with a different, coordinating Moda fabric, and is strung with vintage rayon ribbon. The ribbon can be removed and it can be used as a thread keep if wanted. I’ve used rare earth magnets in these, and although not as strong as my smaller needle minders because of their size, they will attach firmly to your stitching or to any metal surface such as a stitching lamp base to keep your needles nearby. They measure 2” across, and 2 3/4” from top to bottom including the bone ring. Travel fare is $7.00. Please click on the photo to see additional picture.
Each of these needle minders is stitched on linen using overdyed threads, and is lightly padded with batting. Each has a different Moda fabric covering the back. They will will stay firmly in place, either on your stitching, or will attach to any metal surface such as the base of your stitching lamp, to hold your needles. I’ve used the small rare earth magnets with these, and they’re even strong enough to hold a small pair of scissors. They measure 1 5/8” across. Travel fare is $3.00. Please click on photo to see some of the backs with magnate attached.
I have only one of my heart Measuring Tapes available this month, and it is stitched on 35count linen with overdyed threads. The top and bottom are lightly padded with batting, with the back and sides covered with 2 different coordinating Moda fabrics. It measures 2 3/4” high, 3” across, and just over 1/2” deep. Travel fare is $7.00. Please click on the photo to see additional picture.