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Trivet completes the Pieces of Eight
February 13, 2011, 5:02 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Pieces of Eight

The trivet is done & joins my coasters & napkin ring to complete the Pieces of Eight Project.

Well, I changed my mind quickly when I started outlining the disappearing octagons in green – it wasn’t right. So, I switched to red. And, I decided that before I got too far because this had to be ripped out.

Better in red:

The trivet is acrylic, apparently can withstand temps up to 350 degrees, & came from AllStitch ( They have quite a selection of acrylic embroidery blanks for tables, bathrooms, & personal items – cheap too. So, here it is, placed in the acrylic shell (bottom snaps into top):

And, the set:

As someone else said, I did get a lot out of this project – I did that by exploring wonderful alternatives for finishing needlepoint pieces. And, I feel a sense of accomplishment.

As a reminder, the directions for ‘Pieces of Eight’ by Gayle Bicknell are available at  They are reprinted all in one issue for $18.

Neither I nor Main Line Stitchers have any financial interest in any of the companies mentioned.

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Oh the completed trivet, coasters set is fabulous. Showed the picture to my chapter and they were positively thrilled with your choices as well as others in an older magazine.

Thank you so much—and will be in touch.
Carol Tn

Comment by carol whitton

Hi Carol, Glad they are excited about the project – it was fun – I look forward to seeing what your group does with them! Keep me posted. Melita

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