Gorgeous shuttles! I'll have one of each, thank you very much! ;)
The shuttle collection brought me here but then I saw your adorable Santa pincushion tutorial! I have tons of pincushions but I'm also thinking this would make a great bean bag and the grandkids could play "pie-hole" or whatever that game is called where you toss a beanbag into a hole in a box or something. (ok, I'm rambling) Or it would also make a nice doorstop during the holidays. Thank you for the inspiration!
Thanks Gina! .... it's great to know that I have inspired you. The basic pattern is easy and can be easily adapted to any size.
hi!I don't know how to do tatting but these pieces are BEAUTIFUL!
It is another craft I would love to learn too!
wow Thanks for sharing those shuttles! You also have an amazing pincushion collection that I viewed this morning Stitchin Fingers while having my coffee! What a great way to wake up!
Thanks so much Shirl! I love the variety of vintage pincushions that are available as well as the fabulous patterns that so many clever crafters have designed for us.
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org I have a pinchushion my father's maternal grandmother made as a wedding gift for my parents 59 years ago. It is a heart w/lace around it and from the hanging devince above the heart is a chicken wishbone worked into the material that my parents pulled apart when they received it. Is this artwork from Appalachia or just a sewing idea of the times from back then? Any reference materials available?
Hello Anonymous!It was a tradition to give a wishbone at a wedding - clever Victorians were always thinking of ways to incorporate these sort of things into useful items - horn, hooves, and wishbones made into thimble holders and pincushions, etc. If you are able to send me a photo, I could possibly give you more information. .... cheers, Marian aka crazyhaberdasher
Lovely! What a great collection, very impressive. I counted 5 that I have in my own collection. Love the clay and silver filigree, I don't have any of those. Nice, thanks for sharing. :)
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