Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion...

Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion in wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I am always looking for interesting pincushions...
when I saw the Eight pointed Civil War pincushion,
I knew right away it would be perfect in wool.



Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion in wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This is a fairly large pincushion,
measuring 'tip to tip' 8.5 inches,
all handwork, using Valdani Perle Cotton
and felted wool fabric.



Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion in wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com
Underside of Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion



Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion in wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

The Pincushion stands 3.25 inches high
and is topped with wool pennies.


Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion in wool by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

It is filled with crushed walnut shells,
although in the early 1800's it would have been 
filled with Buckshot, which was widely available.

This pincushion will be put to good use.
It is large enough to hold...  
lots of glass headed pins (which I collect), 
all different needles (I like to leave some threaded),
and little embroidered bits and doo-dads
that I just can't seem to throw out.

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Show up in 
every single 
moment like
you're meant
to be there.
                      marie forleo
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Enjoy this day...
Rose

9 comments:

  1. OMG, absolutely stunning!!!! Do you make them to sell at craft shows? Love the wool you chose too.

    Saundra

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  2. I've had the pattern to make this for years Rose, but have never been able to decide what fabric to make it with. Your wool version is perfect! Love the pennies on top - I think the pattern shows a button? Anyway - thanks for stitching it up and sharing it with us!

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  3. I love this Rose. It turned out so nice. I do like making pincushions. I have a pattern but have never made one. Buckshot would be interesting filler. I like walnut shells. I think my favorite are wool snips from my rugs. I never knew that about the buckshot.
    I am glad you are having a nice week making new things.

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  4. I have a similar pattern and just love this style. Beautifully finished!

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  5. Lovely, show of the wool nicely.

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  6. What a lovely and unique pin cushion! You create so many pretty things, it's such a joy to see them all.

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  7. So unique and Woolie beautiful.
    Wonderful hand work.
    Woolie Soring Blessings

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  8. Very cool!
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  9. What a beautiful design - I love the wool you used too. Reminds me of a star fish.
    Blessings
    Karen

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose