Do you have a favorite pincushion? Or several favorites? I like to make them. They make nice gifts, not just useful, but decorative too.
This is my most used pincushion. It's attached to a vice that is attached to my sewing table. It's a pear. My sewing table is small and it fits perfectly, and perfectly stays put!
Pincushions have progressed since the tomato I started using in junior high Home Economics. That thing spent more time on the floor. Too light weight to stay put. So it also made the perfect cat toy.
My dear friend Betty made the crow and the dove. I made the lamb and Batilda, the bat. They are folk art creations.
This is my second favorite and it travels with me, also made by Betty. Wool. Stuffed with crushed walnut shells. Stays put in it out if a wooden tray.
Below, are pincushions made by two sweet retreat hostesses, affectionately known as the Barbara's. I've taught for these ladies for several years, umm, 6. I have 6 pincushions. For each workshop I teach, they take the block, reduce it and make everyone attending a pincushion favor. Truly awesome!
Walnut shells, crushed, make good stuffing when you need weight. Sewing a button through the center, adds a little weight, and is a cute touch.
Have fun making and collecting.
And how about favorite pins? I like Clover Patchwork pins, very thin. Great for machine piecing. Speaking of piecing...time to get back to it!
~Until next time,