Our newest …and more to come in 2017!

Some products that we didn’t have last year.


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cover-motifsWe’re proud to announce the release of the re-done version of the Well-Dressed Workbasket #4, Pincushions! 

This includes a pamphlet with a little history, instructions for making 4 varieties of pincushions (Pin-Pillow, Strawberry, “Plotz” and Biscornu, and suggestions for fillings and materials, plus full-size sewing patterns for these and 4 pages of embroidery patterns to decorate with, not counting many embroidery patterns scattered through the text.

Release date is 12/10/16! You may pre-order by commenting on this blog or by e-mail to:

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New! Pincushion Fillings! – We have pre-packaged garnet sand, emery, mixed maple and cedar sawdust and beach sand, and my personal favorite filling of ground dried cedar fronds, mixed sawdust and sand!

$3.00             pincushion – emery powder per oz
$6.00             pincushion – garnet sand per oz
$2.00             pincushion – sand/sawdust 5 oz.
$3.00             pincushion – cedar/sand/sawdust 6 oz.

We can also add a 3 inch bag of beach sand FREE with any order from our site! …and see the upcoming WDW#4 Pincushions (December ’16) for how to use this wonderful stuff!

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New! Thread Winders! 
$3.00 – Thread winder, white shell

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Our newest kit, SK23, Mini-Needlebooks!

ndlbk 090213This kit makes 4 small needlebooks with the materials in the package. It includes patterns to make 6 fronts and 12 backs, plus instructions for how to do the edging stitch. The booklet is 8 sheets, plus the jumble page and has links to photo essays that give a visual to go along with the instructions in the booklet.

Materials Included

Included materials for 4 needlebooks:
Fabric, white grid Aida strip, 14” x 2”
36” piece of ribbon
ndlbk 090213B5 skeins of floss, DMC 310 black,
needle, tapestry #26 or 28 (often sold as “cross-stitch)
Pre-washed, pre-shrunk cotton diaper flannel, 14”x2”
Flower-head pin
Coil of “self-thread”
Cardboard winder

All for $10!

This is not a kit for an absolute beginner. If you have never worked in this style of embroidery, please see this page, first:

…or purchase Pattern Card sets 1 & 2 to learn the technique:

You also need:

Bamboo skewer or equivalent (to roll your fabric around. A pencil is a bit thick)
Small amount of white sewing thread
Handsewing needle
Tapestry needle with eye large enough for the ribbon
Snips with sharp points
Pins and needles to fill the book when done

Yes, we’re expecting SK24, the same booklet, but in an evenweave form to come out this winter! …but first there’s the 2013 Yule Kit currently due out around Thanksgiving. 

To purchase any of these items, please contact us at:

Ancient Light
e-mail –
Phone # – 541-563-7154
Website – 

Mab’s Creations
c/o Ancient Light
P.O. Box 891
Waldport, OR 97394-0891


needle & thread dividerPage created 11/3/13 (C)M. Bartlett

Last Updated 11/28/16

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