Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pincushions revisited

I'm still fascinated by pincushions. Clearly. I've discovered various pincushion facts. For one, the Victorians had a thing for them, and there are many antique pincushions from that era. They liked to collect them. Two...pincushions can't just be a blob of stuffing. If there's too much stuffing, you run the risk of losing your needle down in the middle of your pincushion. Here's my latest:




Very small. Just intended for my embroidery needles (which I really wouldn't want to lose) and a couple of pins.




How small, you ask? Well, here's the Kingdom of Coco's own Vanna White to illustrate:


Built on a wooden ring that's been hanging around my workroom since the age of macramé. With felt flowers and embroidery.

2 comments:

  1. Vanna looks like she's not "feeling it"... she'd usually much more photogenic ;) Cute pinnie :)

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  2. Cassie is so cute. I am surprised you caught the picture before she wandered off. That's what happens at my house.
    I like the felted flowers on the pin cushion.

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