Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion...

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

The Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion...
My hands have been busy gathering lovely
textures and colors of wool fabric  
and stitching, stitching, stitching !



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



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

Each pincushion is topped with 
hand cut wool pennies and 'Penny Pins'.



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

The Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushions
can be found in my Studio.




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



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

These Civil War Pincushions are filled with 
crushed walnut shells.  They have some weight to them
and are fairly large...
'tip to tip' they are 8.5 in. x 3.5 in. high.



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



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

Underside of pincushion



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

After making a few, I did some research on
the 'Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion'.
While they have been made for many generations,
I was not able to find any authentic reference in
any reenactor periodicals or written historic information,
regarding any civil war significance.

It has been written that is is "likely" that stitchers of the 
Civil War era created these pincushions from remnants
of fabric and used 'buckshot' to fill them.



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

Even if it is only 'likely' they were made 
during the early 1860's, I still love their 
big 'personality' and usefulness ! 
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I am loving this...


(pinterest)

Enjoy your week !
Rose


12 comments:

  1. Excellent work with gorgeous colors. Your work is impeccable!
    Saundra

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  2. they are super beautiful Rose.

    Happy Spring.

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  3. When you first wrote the post on March 31st, I was intrigued by the photo....I also searched and probably came up with much of what you found. Your work is beautiful !

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  4. They are all so pretty. I love the eight pointed pin cushion. 'Have heard that it may be of Amish origin as well as Civil War era :)

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  5. Wow! You certainly are keeping busy! These pincushions finished up beautifully! Happy Spring to you!

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  6. These are beautiful Rose. You have certainly been busy!

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  7. Pretty colors! I love making these pincushions.

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  8. Good morning Rose,
    These are so beautiful with all the different wool colors and textures you used.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Karen

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  9. Love the pincushions Rose. I have been making them for friends for about fifteen years. Mine are slightly different. I got the pattern out of Early American Life magazine. Fun to make, but a little hard on my old fingers. Your colors are wonderful.

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  10. You have been really busy!! They are all just so pretty. It is always a great day when you can sew don't you think?
    I love that picture and it is a good reminder of how to live each day. Have a great weekend Rose.

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  11. Love love love...beautiful yummy colors too.
    Woolie Hugs

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