Sunday, November 02, 2008

Mattress Pincushion for Anna

Design: Victorian Pincushion Designer: Brenda Keyes Fabric: 28 count evenweave, cream Thread: Stef Francis Fine Mercerised Cotton (hand dyed)

I stitched this for Anna as an exchange on the Hooked on Exchanging blog. This is the first mattress pincushion I have ever made, but thanks to Vonna's great tutorial, it was really pretty straightforward to put together.


The top was the Victorian pincushion design from one of Brenda Keye's books, and I stitched it using a single strand of Stef Francis fine cotton. The motifs from the reverse and for the sides came from my old favourite Bristol sampler by the same designer.



I added some goodies for Anna - some Vikki Clayton silks and a chart from Anna's wishlist, as well as beads, a chart booklet and a chocolate cat.

I really loved putting this exchange together, and learning a new technique!

14 comments:

KarenV said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colour and the design is lovely too. Is it the Sampler Motif Book by BK? I have a couple of hers but not that one, must look out for it as I've liked the finishes that you've done from it.

Jennifer said...

That's a beautiful pincushion! I am sure Anna will love it.

Barbara said...

You did an amazing job!

Irene said...

Lovely mattress pincushion !

Becky K in OK said...

Your matress cushion is so very pretty. I agree, Vonna's tutorial is great.

staci said...

That is a really beautiful mattress pincushion. I LOVE the thread you used!

Meari said...

That pincushion is beautiful, Nic!

Carol R said...

A lovely stitched and finished mattress pincushion. Vonna's tutorials are the best!

Sally said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Nic!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous pincushion! congrats.

Yuko said...

Very beautiful mattress pincushion!
I love the colour so much!
And oh what a gorgeous goodies, you are very generous!

tammie said...

what a lovley exchange well done i think the pincushion is gorgeous

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! This is a very pretty mattress pincushion.

Lelia said...

what a beautiful pincushion : ) Just beautifully stitched & finished!