an odd little pincushion

Posted: October 2, 2013 by Mo Crow in Lace
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pincushion-by-Mo-2013Sometimes odd things fall out of my hands… like this pincushion stitched together out of eel skin, leather lacing, linen thread & a beautiful piece of free hand machine stitched lace sent from England by Karen Ruane
pincushion and materialshere’s a photo of the back, I like the spiral a lot!
pincushion back by Mo 2013I will be playing more with this lacey loveliness when Karen’s Simply Stitch 3 starts in November although she shivers at the thought of blackening the edges!
This is part of an ongoing exploration of Black & White this year here, here, here & here

  1. margaret johnson says:

    WOW, this is the best pincushion i’ve ever seen!! LOVE it Mo! It’s gorgeous! oxox

  2. Eliene says:

    You are a wonderfully imaginative woman Mo….this looks fabulous. Where do you get eel skin from….?

  3. Carol says:

    Wow! I love that spiral on the back, too. Very, very special, Mo!

  4. karen says:

    well I expected it to be soaked in black ink…..phew!!! I can breathe again….this is a very exquisite pin cushion Mo….

    • Mo Crow says:

      the ink is there behind the couched star Karen! i used an indelible black felt pen initially but it was too nebulous in relation to the strong leather edge and just made your lace look dirty, the immaculate frothiness is so pristine it’s difficult to violate… there is much to explore, I look forward to Simply Stitch 3!

  5. deanna7trees says:

    you encased that lace treasure so beautifully. gorgeous and unusual pin cushion.

  6. Gina says:

    its so beautiful .. most unusual and will be over-coveted if you keep showing it ! … it is really gorgeous >>> Gina

  7. deedeemallon says:

    this is so beautiful, Mo!

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