Needlework Or Dressmaking Patents (Class 206/574)
  • Patent number: 9320330
    Abstract: A beading board for arranging cylindrical beads in a pattern displayed on an electronic display device. The beading board includes a frame configured to receive the electronic display device, and a board including a plurality of bead receivers. The board is cooperatively received by the frame and configured to be supported over the electronic display device such that the electronic display device is viewable through the board. A system and method for generating and displaying a beading pattern on the electronic display device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: EK SUCCESS LTD.
    Inventors: Cory Cooke, Ross Exley, Matt Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9254032
    Abstract: A drop-prevention pouch for a cordless power tool has a battery pack that defines a battery pack perimeter. The drop-prevention pouch includes a pouch floor and a pouch sidewall extending transversely from the pouch floor and having a sidewall rim portion defining a pouch opening. The pouch floor and the pouch sidewall define a chamber sized to receive the battery pack when the battery back is attached to the cordless power tool. A flexible conduit extends along the sidewall rim portion. A drawstring extends through the flexible conduit and is capable of restricting the pouch opening to be smaller than the battery pack perimeter, thereby preventing the drop-prevention pouch from being removed from the battery pack when the battery pack is attached to the cordless power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Ty-Flot, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Publication number: 20140259298
    Abstract: Provided is a wearable pocket that can be inside clothing through a magnetic connection with a button on outside of the clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mojgan Esagoff
  • Patent number: 8196743
    Abstract: A needle-holding device (1) suitable in particular as a package comprises a flat needle carrier section (4) and an adjoining section that has a clamping lip (5) that is resiliently biased against the needle carrier section (4). The clamping lip (5) reaches around the stitch-forming sections of the needles (2) which are held lying next to each in contact with each other on the needle carrier section (4). The resiliently yielding clamping lip (5) permits the insertion and the pull-out of one, several or of all the needles (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Uwe Stingel, Johannes Bruske, Hans-Joachim Halamoda
  • Publication number: 20120023641
    Abstract: A patch for a performance garment including a sheet of fabric and an elastomeric adhesive adhered to one side of the sheet such that the sheet may be applied to the garment, wherein at least one of the sheet and the elastomeric adhesive have an independent stretch greater than the stretch of the garment. Embodiments of the invention further include methods of repairing an opening in or reinforcing a garment using the patch, repair kits for containing the patch, and methods of making the patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Reebok International Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongqing Shen, Anna E. Newton, Paul E. Litchfield
  • Publication number: 20110259465
    Abstract: An adjustable knitting and weaving hand loom includes differently shaped elongate sections. Tabs and channels connect the sections to form a closed frame by connecting adjoining sections in end-to-end abutment. The tabs and mating channels form sliding joints between adjoining sections. Each of the sections is provided with a series of substantially uniformly spaced holes or bores. End-most holes through the tabs and the channels are aligned when the axial tabs are fully slidably mated within associated axial channels. Pegs are dimensioned to be received both within aligned end-most holes at each slip joint and intermediate holes. The pegs are inserted into aligned end-most bores or holes function both to secure yarn during knitting and to lock the axial tabs from inadvertently separating from mating axial channels by movements along the direction of insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Rene Schaub
  • Patent number: 7946423
    Abstract: A portable workstation for beadcrafting operations is provided. The workstation includes a base including at least one receptacle for holding parts such as beads, preferably in a desired pattern. A cover interfittable with the base includes a seal portion that engages and surrounds the receptacle so as to maintain the parts in their desired position, despite movement of the workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: DPG USA Inc.
    Inventor: Nikhil Gupta
  • Publication number: 20110048592
    Abstract: A device for the storage and transport of knitting supplies and knitting projects is disclosed. The device includes a flexible outer shell, an inner storage area and one or more entry and exit points for accessing the inner storage area or for maintaining separation of knitting supplies or accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Katherine Amby McNeil
  • Publication number: 20110041741
    Abstract: A colored embroidered pattern is formed on a fabric by positioning a stabilizer prior to the embroidery process on the top surface of the fabric. The stabilizer extends beyond at least a portion of the embroidered pattern such that it blocks sublimating dyes from binding to the fabric during the sublimation process. Excess stabilizer is then removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Avi Cohen
  • Publication number: 20080289550
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a quilt blank, a quilt kit including a quilt blank and method of making a quilt using a quilt blank. The disclosure describes a quilt blank including a partially completed quilt having a quilt top, backing and batting material interposed between the quilt top and the backing, all of which are secured together via a sewing or quilting pattern. The quilt top of the quilt blank includes at least one predetermined blank portion sized to receive a fabric swatch or other material selected by a user. Alternatively, the quilt blank may simply be a quilt top having a predetermined blank area to be filled with a fabric swatch or other material. The disclosure also describes a quilt kit including a quilt blank and a method of making a quilt using a quilt blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Nancy Claire Preston
  • Patent number: 7422111
    Abstract: A yarn keeper has a front, back, two sides, bottom and top provided as discs. Most of the discs are joined at sew lines with at least one gap separating adjacent sew lines which provide access into an interior of the yarn keeper. The top is hingedly connected to the back and selectively securable relative to the front which provides the ability to insert a yarn ball therein and then the user can direct a yarn strand through a gap for use. The keeper has a storage configuration in which the sides, front and back are inwardly folded so that the top and bottom remain parallel, but closer together so that it could possibly preferably fit within a tote. The tote has an interior defined by zipper portions, sides, bottom and front and back with the zipper potion terminating intermediate the sides allowing items such as long needles to extend beyond the zipper portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Sophia Margaret Bridger
  • Patent number: 7341150
    Abstract: A needle pouch made of a flexible material, such as paper or plastic, for an orderly packaging of needle sets (6), formed of a strip-shaped portion from the desired material. One end of the strip is folded onto the shanks of the needles and is, at the edges, connected to a mid portion on which the needle set is positioned. The connection is effected between the folded-over pouch portion (15) and the mid portion (14) which are in a face-to-face relationship. The strip-shaped locations of connection bilaterally confine the needle set and thus tightly hold the needles against one another. The needle pouch (2) may be made automatically and in a simple manner and may be adapted in the simplest way to different needle sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventor: Armin Fäller
  • Patent number: 6918490
    Abstract: A threading kit (10) having a first threading assembly (11), a second threading assembly (20), a package of leather lace (38), and a carrying case (42) which holds and protects the first threading assembly (11), the second threading assembly (20), and the leather lace (38). Particularly, the leather lace (38) is removably coupled to either the first or the second threading assembly (11, 20) and is used to either pierce a material or perform a re-lacing or threading task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Napolitano
  • Publication number: 20040163993
    Abstract: A needle pouch made of a flexible material, such as paper or plastic, for an orderly packaging of needle sets (6), formed of a strip-shaped portion from the desired material. One end of the strip is folded onto the shanks of the needles and is, at the edges, connected to a mid portion on which the needle set is positioned. The connection is effected between the folded-over pouch portion (15) and the mid portion (14) which are in a face-to-face relationship. The strip-shaped locations of connection bilaterally confine the needle set and thus tightly hold the needles against one another. The needle pouch (2) may be made automatically and in a simple manner and may be adapted in the simplest way to different needle sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventor: Armin Faller
  • Publication number: 20040055916
    Abstract: For keeping knitting tools (2) in readiness and mounting them on knitting machines or other loop-forming machines, a tool holder (4) is provided, which is formed by or contains a transport rail (5). The transport rail (5) has two clamping legs (9, 11), which are parallel to one another and are provided with regularly distributed slots (16, 17). The slots firmly clamp inserted knitting tools by frictional engagement. With the knitting tools (2), the transport rail (5) forms a manipulable unit, in which when it is freely handled, the knitting tools (2) do not fall out of the transport rail (5). The pitch of the transport rail preferably matches the pitch of a needle bed of a machine to be equipped. The equipping of the machine is done by placing the transport rail on the needle bed or attaching it to it and pressing the knitting tools away, in a direction approximately perpendicular to the back portion (6) of the transport rail (5), out of their frictionally engaged mounting into their needle channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Armin Faller, Andreas Dietz, Eckhard Fehrenbacher
  • Patent number: 6357497
    Abstract: A tote bag for carrying various articles. There is a central storage region with an inside pocket. There is a cover for the central storage region. The bag has sides and there are a plurality of pockets and covers for said pockets on the exterior surfaces of said sides. The bag has ends. There is a pocket on the end and a cover for said pocket. One of the many uses of the tote bag is for receiving yarn and accessories for crocheting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Sarah Frase
  • Patent number: 6234313
    Abstract: The present invention provides a generally box-shaped case having a removable cover and a base being made of lightweight, yet durable material The removable cover has a sunken-handle located on a top portion and a means for securely attaching the removable cover to the base. The base has an inside portion which is divided into five compartments, with three of the compartments extending on a front to back axis along side of and parallel to each other, and the fourth and fifth compartments extending from side to side along the rear of the base. A removable rod is provided extending from side to side in the interior of the base. The base has a front portion which has three holes therethrough and a measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Michael James Slevin
  • Patent number: 6070717
    Abstract: A point-of-sale display box and kit is partitioned to include a plurality of compartments for small item storage and display. A cover is selectively engageable with a top surface of the box and with a slot defined in slot extensions of the left and right side panels. With this construction, the point-of-sale display box is suitable for shipping or storage in a covered mode and also serves as a convenient display for retail sales. The cover and/or panels are preferably provided with display indicia to attract customers and for product advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Superior Merchandise Company Inc.
    Inventors: Alan H. Philipson, Andre R. Philipson
  • Patent number: 5960957
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding and organizing small items, comprising storage bags having a bag portion and a closure portion. The apparatus further comprising at least one base member having a surface area with slots disposed therein. The slots are wider than the bag portion, but narrower than the closure portion of the bags. The slots receive the bag portions while the closure portion holds the bag within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Arthur L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5462170
    Abstract: An autograph button cover system comprising a button cover formed of a transparent elastomeric material having a circular upper surface with a cylindrical side wall extending at right angles from the upper surface and with an in-turned circular flange with an aperture extending therethrough; and a cylindrical button adapted to receive the cover, the button being of a size so as to have its exterior cylindrical periphery located in contact with the interior surface of the side wall of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: George S. Colgate
  • Patent number: 5427231
    Abstract: An organizer (20, 60, 90) for personal accessories which is mountable on a wall and comprises a container box (21, 61, 93) with structural members (29, 30, 69, 70) configured to provide shelves and trays and having a plurality of item retention devices including screw hooks (50-52, 75,76) and pockets (55, 83,97 which are affixed thereto for accommodating the assembly, storage and retention of personal accessories in a single convenient location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventor: Charles S. Willimann
  • Patent number: 5385237
    Abstract: An apparatus as disclosed for holding and organizing colored threads used in needlework. The organizer includes a card, on each face of which are provided a plurality of rings for attaching needlework threads of individual colors and a needle for use with each different color of thread. A plastic sleeve for the card has holes for insertion of the sleeve and card in a three-ring binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventor: Margaret R. Mathews
  • Patent number: 5253790
    Abstract: A system for holding a pattern and a material or fabric to be cut in place upon a mat has at least one holding means or pin weight for maintaining the positioning of the pattern relative to the material to be cut and a storage means facilitating the stacking of a plurality of the pin weights. The pin weights comprise a body, attachment means formed upon the body for attaching the body to the mat, and registration means formed upon the body to facilitate stacking of a plurality of such pin weights. The storage means comprises a plurality of posts, each post being of a different diameter to facilitate stacking of a plurality of pin weights having different sized central openings formed therethrough. Each pin weight preferably comprises a generally circular body, having a generally circular central opening formed therethrough and a plurality of pins extending downwardly therefrom. The caddy also has a holder for receiving and conveniently storing a cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Inventor: John R. Brady
  • Patent number: 5184729
    Abstract: A storage case and organizing insert for needlecraft material and accessories is disclosed. The organizer and storage case comprises a box-like container together with a replaceable organizer insert removably contained within the container.The removable organizer insert comprises a generally rectangular member constructed of a material which is easily penetrable by sewing needles. The top and bottom surfaces of the organizer insert are overlaid with material which is also easily penetrable by a needle. An organizational grid is provided on the material overlaying each of the top and bottom surfaces of the organizer insert.The organizational grids are provided with various rectangular spaces to serve as guides for locating the threaded needles and further provided with smaller areas for entering identification information such as thread numbers or symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Roberta M. Zalenski
  • Patent number: 5180062
    Abstract: A set is provided which includes a tag, removably attached to an article of clothing, having a swatch of the material from which the clothing was made and an indication of the type of clothing and the year in which it was purchased; and an index box for arranging tags in accordance with the type of clothing purchased. Also provided is a tag holder for subsequent shopping. The method of using these by removing the tags from the clothing, placing them in the index box, and subsequently removing them and transporting them for comparision shopping purposes is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Inventor: Nancy J. Stables
  • Patent number: 5169041
    Abstract: The portable sewing kit includes an elongated housing for holding a needle with a point at one end and an eyelet at the other end. A spool section is integrally connected to the housing and extends away from the housing. The spool section has a width which is smallest at the end connected to the housing and increases to reach a maximum at the end furthest from the housing. A button is integrally connected to the spool section and is coplanar with both the spool section and the housing. The button has a diameter which is substantially equal to the maximum width of the spool section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Deje E-Z Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Danilo G. Tan
  • Patent number: 5150794
    Abstract: A yarn/needlecraft accessory storage device is provided. The storage device has a hinged lid which when opened allows access to the interior. The interior section has vertically oriented cavities designed to hold yarn. Each of these cavities has a lid with a small hole in it. A small portion of yarn is placed in this small hole to indicate the color of the yarn stored therein. Also, the yarn may be pulled through the small holes to permit knitting. The storage device is designed to be of light-weight construction and portable. A cushion is attached atop the hinged lid to allow the yarn cabinet to function as a stool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Inventor: George E. Rooks
  • Patent number: 5129522
    Abstract: A do-it-yourself book cover and kit therefor, which includes a blank of denim material formed as a rectangular blank having opposed marginal edges that are reversely folded and secured in place to define opposed end pockets for receiving the free ends of a book cover. Various decorative components are provided whereby the assembled book cover can be personalized to the user's desire or fancy. The various component parts are conveniently packaged in a container compartmentalized for storing and/or organizing the various component parts necessary for constructing the book cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Inventor: Sue Druskoczi
  • Patent number: 4995514
    Abstract: A garment kit and method of assembly thereof for sale to a consumer-wearer, for the self assembly of a garment by the consumer-wearer, said kit including a partially prefabricated garment comprising a precut fabric dimensioned to cover a plurality of sizes; said precut fabric being provided with attachment markings thereon corresponding to said plurality of sizes; and said precut fabric already being provided with at least one substantially finished detail. Additionally, a measurement system for the production of both garment kits and fully fabricated garments, wherein a range of sizes, each of which is determined by a plurality of measurements, is divided into subranges, with one of the measurements being maintained substantially constant over the sizes of a subrange. Preferably the subranges overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Horst Forschner
  • Patent number: 4978008
    Abstract: A yarn organizer holds the different colors of yarn required for a needlcraft project. The organizer is in the form of a flat card member having holes adjacent to the edges of the card. The holes are uniformly spaced from the edges and uniformly spaced apart, to maintain the rigidity of the card. The holes are of different diameters for convenience in holding different sizes of bundles of yarn. One surface of the card is adapted for writing so an identification of the yarns can be placed on the card adjacent to each hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Dal-Craft, Inc.
    Inventors: Emil J. Dalbo, Loraine E. Dalbo
  • Patent number: 4860900
    Abstract: A garment kit and method of assembly thereof for sale to a consumer-wearer, for the self assembly of a garment by the consumer-wearer, said kit including a partially prefabricated garment comprising a precut fabric dimensioned to cover a plurality of sizes; said precut fabric being provided with attachment markings thereon corresponding to said plurality of sizes; and said precut fabric already being provided with at least one substantially finished detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Inventor: Horst Forschner
  • Patent number: 4846351
    Abstract: A knitting apparatus kit comprises(a) at least two elongated knitting needle shafts, each shaft having a cap at one end and a primary connector at its opposite end,(b) two primary short shafts each having a secondary connector at one end thereof selectively and alternately endwise connectible to the primary connector of one of the elongated shafts, one short shaft having an endwise tapered opposite end and the other short shaft having a crochet hook shaped opposite end,(c) and two secondary short shafts, each having a secondary connector at one end thereof, selectively and alternately endwise connectible to the primary connector of the other of the elongated shafts, one secondary short shaft having an endwise tapered opposite end and the other secondary short shaft having a modified crochet hook shaped opposite end,(d) there being a container, and all of the shafts being carried by the container for selective use of one or the other of the elongated shafts and one primary or secondary short shaft associated t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Loretta L. Gardiner
  • Patent number: 4838426
    Abstract: A needle case for needlecraft work has a magnet on one side to allow the case to be held on the magnet board. The magnet holds the case for mounting but does not hold the needles within the case. A needle threader has a flat threader that can be inserted through the eye of a needle until an eye of the threader extends through the needle. A shoulder on the needle threader stops the needle, and a notch in the threader communicates with the eye of the threader for ease in passing yarn into the eye of the threader. The needle threader is made of a ferromagnetic material, and may be held on the magnet of the needle case. Further, the needle threader can be held on the magnet of the needle case, and remain there when the needle case is carried by a magnet board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Dal-Craft, Inc.
    Inventor: Emil J. Dalbo
  • Patent number: 4782954
    Abstract: A mending kit consisting of individual thread and needle units having prethreaded needles. Each thread and needle unit includes a needle prethreaded with a predetermined length of thread packaged on a card-like housing. The housing includes a seat for the needle which at least partially surrounds the needle to define its position on the housing. The length of thread is wrapped around a spool section of the housing, also assisting in retaining the needle in position on the housing. A thread cutter is provided for the convenience of the user on the housing. Retaining slits on the housing secure the free ends of the length of thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: Jack M. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 4664302
    Abstract: A threaded needle holder for needle craft projects is disclosed. The needle holder is made up of a rectangular card with a magnet parallel to one long edge of the card. A plurality of slits spaced along the long edge act to receive thread carried by needles received on the magnet. The needle will extend across the magnet to a line on the opposite side, the line receiving the number or the like for the color thread in the needle. The name of the project being worked on can also be placed on the card. Optionally, magnets can be fixed to the rear of the card to allow the needle holder to be mounted on a magnet board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventors: Lorraine E. Dalbo, Emil J. Dalbo
  • Patent number: 4634616
    Abstract: A method and materials for sewing craft sheets of plastic canvas is disclosed wherein an adhesive backed transparent film sheet having a grid pattern thereon color coded to form a picture is affixed to a plastic canvas having a grid pattern the same size as the grid pattern on the sheet. The grid on the transparent sheet is aligned with the grid of the plastic canvas and the grid is then cut to the shape of the picture on the transparent sheet. The person can then stitch the picture, following the color code marks on the transparent sheet grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Inventors: Louis P. Musante, Lynda L. Scott
  • Patent number: 4495230
    Abstract: A thin foraminous substrate such as a woven fabric substrate, has imprinted thereon a design to accept needlework. A dominant portion of the imprinted design on the substrate is adapted to register with a three dimensional decorative applique, for example, a hand painted ceramic applique representative of a human face or other body part. The three dimensional applique is attached by adhesive to the substrate. Other three dimensional objects may also be applied to the substrate, typical examples being numbers, letters and shapes such as balloons, flowers and geometric designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Inventor: Rebecca A. Ellwein
  • Patent number: 4478333
    Abstract: A storage case for needlecraft materials and the like, with an extender for the case. The storage case has three sections hinged together so the case can be folded into thirds, each of the three sections having pockets for storing materials for easy retrieval. At least one section has a sub-divided pocket for receiving knitting needles. A flap above the sub-divided pocket can either cover the ends of short needles, or lie against the backing to allow long needles to pass over the flap. Another flap is positioned to cover the ends of the long needles. One end section has a large pocket opening towards the hinge. An extender is foldable about its hinge into two sections. One section of the extender can be placed into the large pocket, and the entire case can be closed as one case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Dal-Craft, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorraine E. Dalbo, Emil J. Dalbo
  • Patent number: 4391370
    Abstract: An embroidery project accessory carrying case for conveniently transporting the materials for at least one embroidery or other needlework project. The carrying case has a flexible backing sheet with storage pockets at each end. One end of the backing sheet includes a main pocket and a secondary pocket with a single flap to close both pockets, these pockets being adapted to receive the tools and bulky items of needlework materials. The other end of the backing sheet includes a large pocket and a shallow pocket. The large pocket is adapted to receive pattern books and the like while the shallow pocket receives a supply of thread. Fastening devices are attached to the carrying case such that the backing sheet can be folded twice--into thirds--and fastening devices will hold the case in this condition; and, the backing sheet can be folded once--into half--and the fastening devices will hold the case in this condition. The case can be bent backwards or laid flat for access to the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: Dal-Craft, Inc.
    Inventor: Lorraine E. Dalbo
  • Patent number: 4353158
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for converting a lockstitch sewing machine to a machine for decorating fabrics with at least one untwisted strand of keratinous fiber applied in a pattern to the fabric. In general, the method consists of removing the throat plate, feed dog, presser foot, bobbin, bobbin case and needle bar from the lockstitch sewing machine and inserting instead a needle block having means for securing a plurality of standard punching needles therein, a throat plate apertured to correspond with the plural punching needles carried by the needle block, a presser foot apertured to correspond with the spacing of the needles in the needle block whether passage of the punching needles therethrough and a presser foot with a guide passage for the fibrous strand and a feeddog with sufficient clearance for the punching needles carried by the needle block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Assignee: I.W.S. Nominee Company Limited
    Inventor: David E. Henshaw
  • Patent number: 4319703
    Abstract: A ring notebook carries a flexible, rectangular, opaque base sheet provided along one longitudinal side with spaced holes through which the rings of the notebook protrude. One surface of the base sheet is provided with a smaller, transparent, rectangular yarn retaining sheet secured to the base sheet along the upper and lower borders of the retaining sheet by a pair of straight, parallel, heat sealed, transversely extending end securing strips. Between the end securing strips are a plurality of equally spaced, transversely extending parallel, heat sealed divider strips, the divider strips and the end strips separating the retaining sheet into a plurality of transversely disposed, open ended pockets which receive skeins of yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventor: Bonnie L. Gann
  • Patent number: 4310313
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a needleworking kit designed to facilitate the work of completing a needlepoint design created on a canvas, using buttonhole stitches and which includes a graph marked in colors to indicate where such stitches will be made on the grid of a canvas, with yarns of the indicated colors. The graph lines are numbered vertically and horizontally and the canvas is correspondingly marked for readily locating the numbered lines of the graph and further to facilitate locating the positions of such lines on the canvas it is divided into quarter sections by appropriate markings. The colored markings on the graph are disposed diagonally of the grid intersections, each in the color and in the direction of the yarn to be stitched over the respective intersections. The kit also inclludes a set of instructions, one or more needles of the type dictated by the needlepoint design as well as a supply of yarns in the colors called for by the design and the kit may include a container for the complete kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Inventor: Marie K. Brundige
  • Patent number: 4264011
    Abstract: A thread storage apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of storage cards having holes along one edge for receiving loops of thread, and holes along the opposite edge for holding the cards in an expandable binder. The loops of yarn extend into a pocket to secure the free ends of the loops of thread, and the pocket is foldable over the back panel of the binder. Top and bottom end flaps may be provided to close the ends of the binder, and a front panel is provided as a front closure. An index card may be provided to assist in locating threads, and a use card may be provided for separating thread required for one project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Dal-Craft, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorraine E. Dalbo, Relda W. Eaton
  • Patent number: 4127191
    Abstract: The specification discloses a kit for making latch hook rugs in which a hobbyist is provided with the necessary yarn, plain canvas instead of patterned canvas, and a separate pattern containing row and column grid instructions which tell the hobbyist which color yarn to put where on the plain canvas. The yarn provided is in substantial lengths which can be cut, using a provided gauge, into a plurality of shorter lengths appropriate for latch hooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Inventor: Jerry K. Cave
  • Patent number: 4058215
    Abstract: A framed textile fabric assembly for use in embroidery is disclosed. The assembly includes an open peripheral frame having a textile fabric fixedly secured across the frame. The user embroiders any desired pattern onto the fabric and then quickly and easily obtains a picture framed work by fitting a member across the back of the frame. A pleasing three-dimensional effect to the embroidered work is obtained by inserting a resilient pad between the embroidered textile fabric and the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Assignee: Abel Morrall Limited
    Inventor: Ian Marchbank
  • Patent number: 4032012
    Abstract: A kit for sewing a scarf and a hat from a plurality of individual fabric strips provided in a box having individual compartments for the strips and sewing material, the sewing material includes a plurality of individual yarn lengths permanently attached to a needle which remains in the finished article as decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Inventor: Enola Bishop