Honeycomb and Threads

Honeycomb and Threads

Handmade treasures from our home to yours

April Update



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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This sweet Pinkeep is a design by Brenda Gervais. It is stitched 1 over 1 on overdyed linen, using both overdyed threads and DMC. The backing and the strawberry are a Moda fabric, and it’s firmly stuffed and mounted on an old sewing machine oil can. I’ve attached a small strawberry Emery which is firmly stuffed with ground walnut shells to sharpen your needles. I’ve also added some glass head pins and some vintage buttons. It measures 7”high from the base of the oil can, and about 3 1/4” wide. Travel fare is $9.00...please let me know if you’d like tracking added. Please click on photo to see additional picture.
This Strawberry Pinkeep is a Brenda Gervais design. It is completely punched using Valdani Threads, and has wool leaves at the base. I’ve mounted it on an old tin candleholder with a drawer. I thought it would make a great sewing kit. I’ve also included a small stitched strawberry Needleminder, and a strawberry scissor Fob (scissors are included. It measures 7 1/2” from the bottom of the box to the top of the strawberry. The box measures 6” x 3” and is 2” high. When pulled out, the drawer is the same size as the box, and has lots of storage. Postage is $16. and includes tracking. Please click on photo to see additional pictures
This design, which I’ve stitched using silk threads on 40 count overdyed linen is a Sue Hillis Design. It is sitting in a vintage pincushion base, which I had found at an antique shop in Pennsylvannia a few years ago. I finished it in such a way, so that the pincushion could be removed if you wanted to change it out, but it does have a nice snug fit. I also made the matching scissors fob, which is filled with crushed walnut shells, and has an antique button. Scissors are included. It measures 5 1/4” in diameter, and about 1 1/2” high. Travel fare is 15.00, which includes tracking. Please click on photo to see additional pictures.