My friend’s eldest daughter Millie had a birthday recently and although I have been completely rubbish and have yet to deliver her gift, like most others from us, it has been hand made.
Millie comes from an artistic family of designers, painters, sculptors and jewellers so she was bound to have flair and indeed she and her sister are both creative.
So I thought, what more appropriate and useful thing to make for her that is also pretty than a pencil roll?
I have an ancient cadbury’s pencil tin from my school days that still hold all my charcoals and drawing pencils. It saw me through my art foundation course and also college but the pencils all rub together and they get grubby from broken graphite tips. A roll will keep them clean and protect the tips.
Each roll holds about 16 pencils which will take you through the most popular of the H and the B pencils quite easily.
I’m going to persevere with my old tin but the pencil roll inspired me to make myself a crochet hook roll.
I only have my gran’s old case which is full of her mum’s lace crochet hooks so it is perfect for mine which are a bit lumpier and currently rattling around in the bottom of a sewing box.