Monday, June 21st, 2010

Fancy a Flannel Pen Wrap?

Stephanie

Photo © 2010 Richard F. Binder

I keep contemplating an alternative storage device for my fountain pens as my leather case (which holds 20 pens) will not zip closed due to my 6 Lamy Safari’s and 1 Lamy AL-Star. The caps on these pens are rather wide in diameter and so when I saw this hand-made pen wrap on Richard Binder’s website, it made me wonder whether or not it would allow me to roll up my bigger pens without having them clank together.

According to Richard, “Nadya Weakley is a familiar figure at many pen shows, and she’s seen what works for pen storage and what doesn’t. She designed these wraps to be practical, not flashy or “arty.” She makes them one at a time, carefully serging the edges to secure the tying ribbons and create a sturdy, long-wearing wrap. Each wrap bears her signature free-stitch embroidered nib-N design. Wraps hold 18 pens each and are available in either black or navy blue…. Made of double-napped cotton flannel, Nadya’s pen wraps are economical, practical, and gentle to your pens.”

At only $20, I think it might just be worth the investment to give it a try.

NEW!If you have two or three pens, a pocket is a good place to carry them. But if you like to carry more than a small number of pens at a time, that pocket is going to look a little on the overstuffed side. Enter the pen wrap! Pen wraps are a modern adaptation of the decades-old silver wrap for fine flatware. Made of double-napped cotton flannel, Nadya’s pen wraps are economical, practical, and gentle to your pens


10 thoughts on “Fancy a Flannel Pen Wrap?

  1. I have a recently acquired Deltronics wrap pen case.

    I like it a lot but it is pushed to its limits by the 3 Safaris and Alstars in there (along with 6 other thinner pens and pencils.

    Would be very interested to here how Nadya’s wrap works.

    The Deltronic is tough canvas because I want it to handle being carried about so also interested if you find this wrap to be suitable for constant hard carriage or best as a storage system for a more stable desk setting.

    Either is good, horses for courses and all that but good to know what is the best intended use for the different tools we have.

  2. I have a recently acquired Deltronics wrap pen case.

    I like it a lot but it is pushed to its limits by the 3 Safaris and Alstars in there (along with 6 other thinner pens and pencils.

    Would be very interested to here how Nadya’s wrap works.

    The Deltronic is tough canvas because I want it to handle being carried about so also interested if you find this wrap to be suitable for constant hard carriage or best as a storage system for a more stable desk setting.

    Either is good, horses for courses and all that but good to know what is the best intended use for the different tools we have.

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