Rose Keychain

One of the newest trends seems to be stitching on bamboo, wooden or plastic forms that have pre-punched holes. Red Gate Stitchery was at the Creativ Festival back in April, and she had a while bunch of different shapes and kits. And, just the other month, The CrossStitcher (UK) had a keychain kit as their cover gift.

Vintage Rose keychain, from the CrossStitcher

Vintage Rose keychain, from the CrossStitcher

The floss is goodness knows what, and the keychain was supplied by who knows whom. I like the finished product, but I’m not really sure how practical it is as a keychain. I mean, it is pretty big, and I’m not sure how sturdy the bamboo is, and how well it could be washed if (when) it gets dirty. Still, it was fun to stitch. I’ll probably just attach it to one of my stitching bags and leave it at that.

Would I stitch on another piece like this? Perhaps, but not on something meant to be a keychain. I might consider a pendant piece, but then again I wouldn’t really wear something like that.

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4 Responses to Rose Keychain

  1. Margaret says:

    How pretty and what a great idea.
    I love your knitted fingerless mitts in the previous post too.

  2. Giovanna says:

    It’s a very pretty finish! Well done. Yeah, I would agree with you on the practical concerns :-)

  3. Agreed re practicality of a key chain, but I like the idea of attaching to a stitching bag.

  4. Joanne P says:

    I’ve got this little kit too. I think it would be nice for a key that lives in the house, like the spare back door key but no good for putting in your handbag.