Making an embroidered pincushion.
These squishy handmade pincushions with their freehand embroidered meadow are one of my favourite things to make.
They are a good size, small enough to be transportable, large enough to take a lot of pins. The upright shape stops them from getting lost on your sewing table.
This one is made from a headstock cotton velvet that I then dyed with tansy flowers from my garden. The meadowy flowers are embroidered freehand on my sewing machine (if you want to learn how to do that, I have a very good course here).
The pincushion is filled with crushed walnut shells which give it weight, stop it falling over and take the pins really well.
You can watch me making the pincushion from start to finish here.
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