Pincushions

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Pincushions

by Nicola Main » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:00 pm

Has anyone ever stitched and made a pincushion? I'm going to an Antiques Centre on Sunday with half a mind for finding one but then wondered if I'd be as well making my own. Anyone have any tips? xxx
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Re: Pincushions

by DisneyStitcher » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:36 pm

I have a really neat book called "Pretty Little Pincushions." There is no author, but it is put out by Lark Books. I have two ISBNs: ISBN 13: 987-1-60059-144-0 and ISBN 10: 1-60059-144-2. There are some very cute projects, with different ability levels. Also try online, I would bet there are plenty of free patterns available. Happy Stitching!
 
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Re: Pincushions

by wendywombat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:09 pm

I make Biscornu as pin cushions. Easy and fun. Just Google Biscornu and there are loads of free ones plus a really good description on 'how to make'
I often add lavender to the filling as they make a pretty alternative to pop in a linen drawer.
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Re: Pincushions

by richardandtracy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:24 pm

It's not pincushions that I need, but thimbles. I tend to use a thimble on my middle finger.
Unfortunately I have man sized fingers (or maybe I should say 'Me sized') fingers. The width of the standard thimbles is 14-16mm. A 14mm thimble is a bit tight on my little finger. I have found commercial thimbles up to 18mm. A thimble that small hurts like billy-oh after 30 seconds on my middle finger.

I have made one from bronze precious metal clay, and it's moderately comfortable having a width of 23mm and height at the opening of 20mm. Stays on moderately well, but isn't as good as a commercial one for gripping the end of the needle.

[Mutter, mutter, grumble]

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Re: Pincushions

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:45 pm

Like Wendy, I have used biscornus as pin cushions - a very decorative way.
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