15 Sided Biscornu Star Purple Blackwork Pincushion, Birthday gift, seamstress, for her, sewing dressmaking Contemporary design, Elizabethan
A Biscostar is a 15 sided pincushion and is a variation of a Biscornu - loosely translated to mean 'horned' or 'odd-shaped'. There are usually two ways to sew a 15 sided one but I came up with this 3rd variation after having a play around, and so I named it a Biscostar.
This is made using small squares of antique white Aida on which I stitched authentic English 16th Century Blackwork 'filling in' designs in mid purple.
It is filled with pillow stuffing, measures 10cm across and 5cm deep, has pink and purple buttons embellishments and is very touchy feely tactile.
*Please note that this IS a hand-made item and may therefore have the odd pulled or missed stitch somewhere, although I can't see any on this particular piece.
**Be the fist person to own this design as I have never made one before, nor have I seen one made by anyone else.**
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I will ship to anywhere in the world, Monday to Friday and within 3-5 business days (Saturdays are NOT included as business days in the UK).
UK - Items are sent 2nd class to keep the costs as low as possible. The Signed For postage option is available at checkout (the price is shown clearly) and I shall include your tracking number when updating your shipping confirmation - if you want a tracking number PLEASE choose Signed For.
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All items come as described - kits will NOT contain tools unless clearly stated and I will always list any additional items that are required.
Gift wrapping is NOT included, but your item will arrive wrapped in tissue paper.
Earrings - ALL earwires are lead and nickel free; if the earwires are hypoallergenic then this will be stated in the listing. If I do not state that they are (such as my antique copper and bronze) then they will NOT be suitable for sensitive ears. I will NOT be held responsible for poorly ears because you chanced wearing a pair of them.
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