This felted wool pincushion is made with a brown wool. It features an appliqued gold wool maple leaf accented with an orange running stitch in pearl cotton. There are a pair of gold running stitches embellishing around the side. This pincushion is stuffed with crushed walnut shells to keep your pins and needles clean and sharp. The walnut shell also ads heft to this item so it is sure to stay put on your craft table or favorite sewing spot!
Size: 4.5" Round x 4.5" High Weight 1 lb. 10 oz.
Penny Rugs were originally made from recycled wool and used as doormats in the early 1800's. They became small samples of decorative needlework to be displayed on top of tables, dressers, and beds. I am intrigued by the materials used, the traditional folk art designs and the functional aspects of this traditional craft. In my explorations of the medium I have experimented with various weights of wool, including felt, roving, fleece, and woven wools as well and I continue to explore hand dying. I have always loved needlework and truly love embellishing my work with hand embroidery, recreating the beautiful stitches of bygone days. I strive to use heirloom quality materials and craftsmanship. If you have any questions about my work, or materials please feel free to contact me.
To read more about my process, please visit my website at www.littlehousehomearts.com