Friday, June 15, 2012

Daisies and Lavender Pincushions- The magic is in the details!

Black Eyed Susan Linen Pincushion

Lavender and Linen Pincushion

Sometimes it you need to add that one last detail to take something from average to extraordinary. Perhaps it is adding function and ease of use, sometimes it means you need to pop on one more detail in the design.

I've had a lot of requests for this pincushion. Its so nice and big and pretty. I began with the Lavender design and just finished the Black Eyed Susan version.
This particular design is simply the "classic". You can find that tutorial on my blog.

What makes this one better than the rest is the embroidery. Its simple yet really pretty.
I even hand embroider a covered button to completely customize this design.

A standard detail in most all of my pincushions is the pocket of emery enclosed in each cushion. It adds just enough emery to keep your pins sharp, without over-polishing them to the point that the finish is worn off.

The emery pocket is simply a small disc, made of muslin. Its filled loosely with emery and stuffed inside each classic pincushion. You can feel it if you give your pincushion a squeeze. The emery is surrounded by polyester fiber fill. This gives each pincushion a lofty, plump appearance. It also provides a safe way to store your pins and needles long term.

To find out how to go about creating the button for this pincushion, go to my list of tutorials on the left side of my blog.

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