Monday, June 04, 2007

Pincushion Swap

Once I decided on a pincushion pattern to do, I got to work on it! I had been tatting up a clover edging at the time and thought it would be perfect as a circular motif on the pincushion so I finished tatting it up and then sewed it onto the fabric. Then I embellished my tatting with alternating glass pearls and Silk Ribbon embroidery. Then I added tiny pink size 15 seed beads to the picots at the tips of each clover. The Silk Ribbon Embroidery I did was sweetheart roses in 4mm YLI silk ribbon and in the center I added 3 ribbon stitch leaves in 4mm silk ribbon.
My swap partner loves Victorian things and I hope I succeeded in a vintage Victorian feel. I want her to be able to use it so I left open space at the top and the fabric I used doesn't show holes when needles or pins are removed.
The pincushion is made with CD's as a base and is about 5 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches tall. No glue was used making this pincushion it is all hand stitched together!


Ulla said...

Wonderful romantic beautiful tatting and pincushion.

Just love it.
Ulla in the north of Sweden

Shell said...

your work is lovely!! this tatted pin cushion is gorgeous, I like all of your embellishments